I wrote a medium size program for chip design and released it under the . In this field the world is moving towards cloud services.

Now a research group wants to contribute. Google promises to pay them - but only if I change the licence to something else. Google does not like the APGL. If I don't change the licence a group of students will rewrite the tool. (Likely under a permissive licence.)

What would you do?


@notcraig Google's favorite is Apache 2.0. I guess because of patent traps. The MIT licence allows the copyright holder to sue users for patent infringement if the code is covered by patents owned by the copyright owner. Apache 2.0 forbids that practice.
Electronics is a patent minefield.

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