[Lazarus] components\aggpas\gpc - non-commercial use only

Denis Kozlov dezlov at gmail.com
Tue May 17 12:09:39 CEST 2016

On 17 May 2016 at 11:41, Graeme Geldenhuys <mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk>

> I just had a similar thread in the FPC mailing list. The “Simplified
> BSD” (2-clause) license is as “free” as you can get, but apparently it
> doesn’t fit in with the goals of Free Pascal’s FCL, so no BSD licensed
> components will be accepted in the FCL. I believe that is very
> unfortunate, but I respect there wishes.

That is the precisely the disconnect that I am worried about. It may seem,
especially for new comers, that all FPC/Lazarus sources are GPL/LGPL
licensed, and short of checking every source file/folder it is impossible
to tell otherwise.

Q1: Should all bundled code, whether it is FCL or LCL or otherwise, follow
the standard FPC/Lazarus licensing schema? So far it feels to be on a
case-by-case basis.

Q2: Maybe libraries and components which do not fall under the same
licensing terms should be moved to a separate folder, to help developers
identify portions of code which require an inspection of the licensing
terms before their use?

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