Ruby's license

All this talk about the G*L has gotten mw thinking
about Ruby’s license.

No, I’m not using the word that rhymes with "spiral"
here.

I’ve noticed many times that other libraries/apps
will state that their license is “Ruby’s” or “same
as Ruby’s” or the equivalent.

Does this license actually have a name? Is there any
reason we shouldn’t call it the Ruby License?

Just a random thought.

Hal

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Hal Fulton
hal9000@hypermetrics.com

Hi,

Does this license actually have a name? Is there any
reason we shouldn’t call it the Ruby License?

I didn’t name it. But you’re free to call it Ruby License as long as
it doesn’t confuse anybody. Note that the license includes the line:

Ruby is copyrighted free software by Yukihiro Matsumoto matz@netlab.jp.
You can redistribute it and/or modify it under either the terms of the GPL
(see the file GPL), or the conditions below:

So naturally, the license is always dual between GPL and terms in the COPYING.

						matz.
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In message “Ruby’s license” on 03/07/11, “Hal E. Fulton” hal9000@hypermetrics.com writes:

Hi,

Does this license actually have a name? Is there any
reason we shouldn’t call it the Ruby License?

I didn’t name it. But you’re free to call it Ruby License as long as
it doesn’t confuse anybody. Note that the license includes the line:

Ruby is copyrighted free software by Yukihiro Matsumoto
matz@netlab.jp.
You can redistribute it and/or modify it under either the terms of the
GPL
(see the file GPL), or the conditions below:

So naturally, the license is always dual between GPL and terms in the
COPYING.

Of course, I had forgotten that. I was so used to
hearing about “Ruby’s license” that I had forgotten
its details.

Isn’t it the regular expression engine that is GPL?
Or am I mistaken?

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: “Yukihiro Matsumoto” matz@ruby-lang.org
To: “ruby-talk ML” ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: Ruby’s license

In message “Ruby’s license” > on 03/07/11, “Hal E. Fulton” hal9000@hypermetrics.com writes:

LGPL, IIRC.

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On Fri, 2003-07-11 at 11:05, Hal E. Fulton wrote:

[…] Isn’t it the regular expression engine that is GPL?
Or am I mistaken?


– Jim Weirich jweirich@one.net http://onestepback.org

“Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it.” – Donald Knuth (in a memo to Peter van Emde Boas)

Hi,

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In message “Re: Ruby’s license” on 03/07/12, Jim Weirich jweirich@one.net writes:

[…] Isn’t it the regular expression engine that is GPL?
Or am I mistaken?

LGPL, IIRC.

Yes. It’s based on the one in glibc.

						matz.