User talk:Tesla893

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Regarding Mixtape mendel, (Updated, more to come. Do not know if the licensing is OK. Everything in the repo is my own code. ),

BSD-licensed Mendel remixes lead into closed-source Mendel remixes and cc-by-nc-nd remixes. Those trigger conflict when we host them in the wiki.

I'd strongly suggest regarding the GPL's "stickyness" as sticking to downstream Mendel-flavored stuff, and as such, it would be good to re-relabel your work GPL, if you'd like. It's not ... precisely compulsory, since reprap doesn't "do" rules, beyond originally labeling mendel as GPL in the expectation that downstream versions would be GPL...

I'm not feeling militant, or in the mood initiate a long debate in reprap-dev-policy, but do keep it in mind. You're not personally playing games, but you're making it easier for other folk to play games. This is more of an issue with electronics or turnkey machines than with individual printed bits.

So ... I'd strongly recommend re-relabeling your Mendel as GPL.
--Sebastien Bailard 02:45, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
Good point. I will look more into the GPL then. I am assuming I can relicense BSD as GPL?
Yup. One can do BSD-to-GPL of other folks' work, but not GPL-to-BSD.
When it comes to one's own work, one can release as whatever one likes. I'd suggest the Mung license.  :p
Whatever one likes, until we get to ... something like a bsd blender translation of cc-by-nc-nd sketchup remix of a GPL openscad widget.
No idea what to do with that stuff with stuff like that, but favoring a duck-and-cover strategy there.
--Sebastien Bailard 03:46, 8 April 2011 (UTC)