Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Open sourcing Second Life
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | At least open source Second Life elements will be released under
> | the BSD license, not the GPL - so people who develop more
> | elaborate creations within Second Life won't be obliged to
> | re-release the code behind them.
This argument for BSD is weak.
BSD licenses become less free as time goes by.
Anyone releasing their code under BSD may not be permitted
to reuse their own code at a later date by someone else
putting arbitrary probibition notices on it.
And this has happened many time.
Witness appil corporation suing BSD developers.
The best argument is to have it released as GPL and let
those who genuinly support all the principles of open source
develop and extend it, and let the others who moan and
begrudge sharing shared software do something else,
like preferably getting a life of their own.