Joined: Aug. 2006
||Posted: June 19 2008,19:22
Thanks for the response,
I will attempt to be as open minded and fair as you have been ...
I wouldn't and can't ask you to remove murgaLua and derived works.
All I can do is ask you to comply with the license by putting something in the header of :
Stating it's ultimate origin, and maybe a link to the GPL and the copyright of the original work ... Same applies to other source files that may be present.
And putting something in the version message of your lua launcher that acknowledges the inclusion of portions of murgaLua with the purpose of powering your FLTK UIs (so that when "lua" is invoked without parameters it displays the underlying copyrights - as murgaLua does).
The fact you need a "require" keyword to link to my FLTK code doesn't mean my code isn't present in your distribution.
These changes and the cause for them should also really be included in your release notes for the next DSL version.
I am flexible as to the wording of all this, and I hope you understand my intent.
If this happened within a reasonable timeframe it would address my GPL concerns, as it is what I was hoping for against hope (the reason why I have not yet sent the takedown notices I have drafted).
One thing that would be nice is a text file in same directory as your ISOs stating what you extracted from murgaLua and where the compilable source can be found online, along with a statement indicating that this represents a limited subset of what's available in the standard murgaLua environment.
What would also be nice is to leave this, and the locked thread in place as evidence of what transpired (for all of us who argued to remember and think about).
As for the underlying reason for the changes on your side, and what we can do if indeed you have any interest in the evolution of the core murgaLua ...
I think some time has to pass for the air to clear, I have to read your forums in more detail to understand where our priorities still intersect, and then we can take it from there if it still makes sense ... I do have an open mind, and maybe a murgaLua light is what some require, but I would like this to be done properly and be part of an identifiable and consistent proposition as opposed to a series of hacks in different places.
In that respect it helps to talk, and I feel mikshaw would make a perfect bridge if he desired because of his prior involvement and extremely helpful and even handed demeanor at all times ... He did make me enjoy supporting DSL when things where going well.
Let me know if we can put this matter to rest, although I understand that you need roberts agreement before proceeding.