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Re: [Bug-wget] licensing issue.

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] licensing issue.
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 12:39:07 -0700
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My reading of his message was that he did not write it, but had written
similar functions in the past; but that in this case he had modified it
from code in Wget. In that case, I don't believe he could release it
under the LGPL; he'd need to get permission from the copyright holders
(the FSF).


On 05/18/2010 08:35 AM, Giuseppe Scrivano wrote:
> I don't see any problem, you have written it so you choose the license.
> Anyway, if you don't have a specific reason, isn't be better to use GPL
> instead of LGPL? :-)
> Cheers,
> Giuseppe
> Crazy Pete <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi everyone!
>> I have created the following project: 
>> http://www.petenix.org/dolomedes.html
>> and specifically the portion of the src in urls.cpp posted here:
>> http://codepad.org/EagJ1YnB
>> is taken in part from  wget-1.11.4/src/url.c +367
>> I have written this sort of escaping function before without looking at wget 
>> source or i wouldn't even ask, but this function is written specifically to 
>> pass the tests mentioned in that wget source citation and i want to know if 
>> it will bother anyone if i (and i will credit wget of course) release this 
>> dolomedes project LGPL instead of GPL?
>> Thanks,
>> Crazy Pete

Micah J. Cowan

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