Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.22
- From: Sven Herzberg <herzi gnome-de org>
- To: Xavier Claessens <xclaesse gmail com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.22
- Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 00:48:28 +0200
Xavier Claessens wrote:
> * Purpose: Empathy  consists of a rich set of reusable instant
> messaging widgets, and a GNOME client using those widgets. It uses
> Telepathy and Nokia's Mission Control, and reuses Gossip's UI. The main
> goal is to permit desktop integration by providing libempathy and
> libempathy-gtk libraries. libempathy-gtk is a set of powerful widgets
> that can be embeded into any GNOME application.
Next question: consistency with the platform
The GNOME platform uses LGPL as the license of choice to provide ISVs
with a powerful stack that anyone can use - even to build proprietary
You say, you took code from gossip - which is GPL.
How do you plan to mess with this? Introduce a GPL-only library into the
platform? Get the code relicensed?
I really think that this needs to be solved before we even add empathy
as a blessed dependency.
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