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Tomaaz:
I don't think so. The Software in this case is RCBasic interpreter and programs written in RCBasic dialect are not substantial portions of the Software (that would be important pieces of RCBasic interpreter source code), the same way as web page code is not a substantial portion of a browser and code written using Geany is not substantial portion of Geany. You're mixing two separate things here. One is a language as a design, syntax, logic etc. Second is the interpreter of this language. Just look at web browsers situation. The license a browser is distributed under has nothing to do with the license of the HTML/JavaScript code a browser is interpreting.

n00b:

--- Quote from: Tomaaz on May 05, 2016, 10:00:39 pm ---I don't think so. The Software in this case is RCBasic interpreter and programs written in RCBasic dialect are not substantial portions of the Software (that would be important pieces of RCBasic interpreter source code), the same way as web page code is not a substantial portion of a browser and code written using Geany is not substantial portion of Geany. You're mixing two separate things here. One is a language as a design, syntax, logic etc. Second is the interpreter of this language. Just look at web browsers situation. The license a browser is distributed under has nothing to do with the license of the HTML/JavaScript code a browser is interpreting.

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I kind of see your point.  The reason the MIT license concerned me was really that because it is worded so poorly it can be misinterpreted by anyone.  It is not a concern as long as I am the sole developer because I would be the only one who could enforce it but my hope is that like any other successful open source project, eventually more people contribute to it.  In such a case, new developers contribute code under its current license which means they can expect users to abide by the conditions outlined in the license agreement.  I want any future user to have clearly defined freedom to distribute there programs with the interpreter without the possibility of license infringement.  After reading the zlib license more carefully I think it is the best possible license for this project.

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