[fxruby-users] Re: innaccurate/misleading portrayal of project on rubyforge

Lyle Johnson lyle.johnson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 10:51:11 EDT 2005

On 4/28/05, Sander  Jansen <s.jansen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hmmm, never seen so much crap on that page, since somebody added that
> nonsense about the licensing.

Like anything you read on a Wiki, you have to take things with a grain
of salt (sometimes, a whole shaker full).

It's very clear that "Thursday" (the anonymous poster who started this
thread) has a chip on his shoulder and so in order to correct the
probably unintentional mistakes he saw in the description of wxRuby,
he decided to throw in some intentional FUD about FOX on the Wiki
(also anonymously).

For anyone who's interested in the facts, please just go to the
source. There's a page at the FOX Web site (see
http://www.fox-toolkit.com/license.html ) that describes the FOX
license in detail. It is a combination of the standard LGPL and an
addendum that relaxes some of the more restrictive elements of the
basic LGPL; in particular, point 2(d) of the license addendum makes it
clear that "... subclassing from objects or widgets supplied by the
library involves no modifications to the source code of the library
itself, and does not constitute creating a modified copy based on the

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