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From: James Ewing <>
Subject: Re: changing pthreads-win32 license - Practical Comment
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 11:17:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <01a101c39ed3$79f519e0$2b01a8c0@moose>

While working as a consultant a couple of years ago, I suggested using 
the phreads-win32 library as part of a cross-platform (*nix/Windows) 
product. We moved ahead with pthreads-win32 on Windows and POSIX 
pthreads on *nix. Unfortunately when legal reviewed the licenses, the  
"new, improved" LGPL version had been released. Legal refused to approve 
the product with the LGPL code and the WIN32 version was dropped  (as 
was my contract about 2 months later - I took major heat for the call to 
use an LGPL lib).

If the intent is to offer pthreads-win32 for commercial use, the LGPL is 
not an acceptable risk in certain commercial enterprises.

Just thought I'd add a practical comment to the licensing discussion.

Best Regards,

James Ewing

  reply	other threads:[~2003-10-30 11:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2003-10-20 10:06 ` changing pthreads-win32 license Alexander Terekhov
2003-10-30  7:03   ` Ross Johnson
2003-10-30  9:51     ` Alexander Terekhov
2003-10-30 10:49       ` Will Bryant
2003-10-30 11:17         ` James Ewing [this message]
2003-10-30 11:46         ` Alexander Terekhov
2003-10-30 13:14           ` UNSUBCRIBE Geoffrey Atkinson
2003-10-31  7:00           ` changing pthreads-win32 license Ross Johnson
2003-10-31 10:56             ` Alexander Terekhov
2003-10-31 16:27             ` Phil Frisbie, Jr.

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