Subject: Re: Reasons to choose CLISP over other free implementations
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 22:49:22 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Robert Uhl  <> wrote:
| (Rob Warnock) writes:
| > **OPEN SOURCE != GPL!!!**  Do not attempt to conflate the two!!
| I didn't.  I try not to use 'open source' anyway, preferring 'free
| software.'
| The GPL is good for users, among other reasons because they have the
| source code; having the source is not the sole benefit of course.
| > There are many open-source arrangements which do not contain the viral
| > contamination clauses inherent in the GPL.
| Those arrangements generally have disadvantages for users.

For *some* users, perhaps; for other users the ability to use
non-viral source in their proprietary products is an advantage.

I can see we're going to have to agree to disagree on this issue.


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