In this episode, Karen and Bradley discuss the issue of licensing exceptions: texts written that give additional permissions beyond the standard permissions that come automatically with existing FLOSS licenses.Running time: 00:39:57.
Segment 0 (00:45)
- Bradley mentioned the FSF approved license list and the OSI approved license list. (02:23)
- Bradley mentioned the concept of license proliferation, and explained how the issue of exceptions is orthogonal to it. (03:08)
- Bradley mentioned the horribleness of Visual Basic. (04:47)
- The Wikipedia entry on the GPL linking exception is not completely accurate, but it's a pretty good introduction.
- Bradley and Karen discussed in detail Section 7 of GPLv3, which discusses the “Additional Permissions” possibilities (16:15)
- Bradley compared the possibility of representing any Free Software licenses as GPLv3 plus additional permissions to the representing all programs as Turing machines or with Gödel numbering. (18:30)
- Bradley mentioned the LGPLv3. (22:35, 37:37)
Segment 1 (23:44)
- SFLC's announcement for the GCC Runtime Library Exception; Bradley mentioned his blog post about it. (24:15)
- Bradley spoke about the intermediate representation used by the compiler. (27:34)
- The text of the GCC Runtime Library Exception, and the FAQ. (32:45)