[Lazarus] A few hacky patches (resent)

Mattias Gärtner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Fri May 22 13:10:34 CEST 2009

Zitat von Brad Campbell <brad at wasp.net.au>:

> Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
>> I see no problem with licensing e.g. the Find dialog under GPL when  
>> used in building the IDE, and under LGPL when used in other  
>> applications as part of the LCL.
> I agree with you, but that call is up to the author(s) of that  
> particular component.

Yes. We, the authors, can change the license at will. So moving code  
from the IDE to LCL is not a big problem.

> I have read the licensing something like this :
> "We provide the lcl licensed similarly to the fpc rtl to encourage  
> use in projects of all kinds and we provide an extent of Delphi  
> compatible functionality to accommodate this use, but we put an  
> incredible amount of work into the specialised components of the ide  
> and we the authors feel that it should be licensed GPL as a result."

Speaking for myself, GPL was chosen for the IDE and codetools, because  
I don't want to see some closed source IDE fork.

> I can't argue with this logic and if I were a major contributor to  
> the IDE I'd want my license terms honoured also.
> Now, I've cleaned up the CR/LF damage in my find patch and submitted  
> it to the patch tracker for comment. If it gets included then I win,  
> and if not then I'll continue to maintain it out of tree for my own  
> use. Either way I still have the LCL to build on and therefore I'm  
> way ahead of the game.

I think these are interesting idea. I had not yet the time to inspect  
the quality of the code.


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