[Buildbot-devel] buildbot and GPL (move to MIT?)

Rene Rivera grafikrobot at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 20:15:07 UTC 2008

I meant this to go to the list originally :-) So here it is...

Dossy Shiobara wrote:
> On 2008.04.18, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dossy Shiobara wrote:
>>> On 2008.04.18, Brian Warner <warner-buildbot at lothar.com> wrote:
>>>> So I'm considering moving buildbot to the MIT license.
>>>> What do people feel about that?
>>> I'm a big fan of the MIT/BSD license, personally.
>> Depending on your taste for liberalism you might also consider the Boost  
>> Software License (<http://boost.org/users/license.html> &  
>> <http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsl1.0.html>).
> Is there a comparison between the MIT/BSD and Boost licenses?  On the
> first link you provided, it says:
>     "This license, which is very similar to the BSD license and the MIT
>     license, [...]"
> It'd be nice to know what the differences are, i.e., why would someone
> choose BSD/MIT vs. Boost license?

Hm... I'm not aware of an existing comparison. There was a fair amount 
of comparison when we had the lawyers come up with the license. But the 
key difference is that the BSL doesn't require attribution on binary 
only redistribution.

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