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That actually makes sense IMO.


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<br><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:20 AM, Jesus =
Alvarez <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:jalvarez at">jal=
varez at</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quo=
te" style=3D"border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt=
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The Luminary Software License Agreement is listed below. It does appear to<=
explicitly classify GPL software as &quot;viral&quot;.</blockquote><div><br=
>It does, I double checked on their forums.<br>=A0<br></div><blockquote cla=
ss=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); marg=
in: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
I have not seen the &quot;viral&quot; open source term in other license agr=
eements and<br>
believe it is inappropriate to say the least. Possibly the Luminary legal<b=
staff didn&#39;t have a good understanding of what open source entails and =
the license overly restrictive. The wording on the license goes beyond thei=
stated intention to limit the use of the driver library to products using<b=
their hardware. If that is their only restriction, why did they have to<br>
demean a large group of open source software by classifying it as &quot;vir=
al&quot;?</blockquote><div><br>From their forums:<br><br><a href=3D"http://=,com_joomlaboard/Itemid,/func,view/ca=
<br>That actually makes sense IMO.<br><br>Best,<br>Bogdan<br><br></div></di=