Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.22

27 sep 2007 kl. 16.00 skrev Luis Villa:


It is of course their call. And likewise it is the GNOME community's
call not to accept libraries licensed as such.

We have a very longstanding and very deliberate policy to license our
libraries LGPL, and it has served us well. This is not the time to
change it, *especially* since we want these libraries to be deeply
embedded into all of GNOME, not just some applications.

I'm a bit unsure about how useful libempathy-gtk would be for third
party applications? Do we have any use cases for this as a library.
 From the way I suggested at the time of the fork was to make Empathy
run on top of Telepathy and create the required applications for
integrating with mission control etc. This doesn't require an
external library though.

For example I can't see the chat dialog widgets to be all that useful
to other applications as they should preferably message Empathy to
show a chat dialog for a specific user. The same with most of the
other widgets, roster widget and possibly vcard/info dialogs excluded.

It is entirely possible that this libempathy is one of those
extraneous libraries that is at the wrong level to make LGPL relevant-
I'm even less of an expert on this stuff than I was when I was active

My point was that the choice to include a GPL library should be made
based on the project's policy, not based on the preferences of the
authors of the library.

Yes, I completely agree.

My fault for using your mail to reply to even though I was replying more in general and not to your comment.

  Mikael Hallendal

Imendio AB,

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