Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.24
- From: Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Module proposal: Empathy for GNOME 2.24
- Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 18:31:48 +0100
Le mercredi 26 mars 2008, à 18:24 +0100, Sven Herzberg a écrit :
> Am Mittwoch, den 26.03.2008, 18:15 +0100 schrieb Xavier Claessens:
> > Le mercredi 26 mars 2008 à 18:05 +0100, Patryk Zawadzki a écrit :
> > > On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 5:56 PM, Travis Watkins <amaranth ubuntu com> wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 5:25 AM, Martyn Russell <martyn imendio com> wrote:
> > > > > Both libempathy and libempathy-gtk use a lot of GPL code from Gossip and
> > > > > some of the files are not correctly attributed with the authors too I
> > > > > noticed.
> > > > >
> > > > > So it is a -1 for that reason for me.
> > > > In that case -1 from me as well. If it's not LGPL I can't use it and I
> > > > suspect others will have the same problem. GPL for a library you want
> > > > everyone to use doesn't make much sense.
> > >
> > > Try to focus on the project, not on technical (legal) problems
> > > involved in making it part of GNOME. It's their job to relicense
> > > properly before becoming a part of desktop. If they fail then I
> > > believe all of us will be -1.
> > It's not required to be LGPL to enter the desktop, it's only to enter
> > the plateform. I'm not proposing libempathy(-gtk) to the plateform and
> > that won't happen soon.
> Then, I actually don't see _any_ point in proposing a library for GNOME.
> Proposing a library to me means that you have something being used by
> many components and not only desktop-ones. In the past we've been trying
> hard to keep all our components available for anyone, not just
> GPL-users; we shouldn't drop that just to get empathy into the desktop.
libwnck is a library living in the desktop set. It will never enter the
platform (it doesn't make sense), so it could well be GPL. Another
example is gtksourceview, which is GPL, I believe. The policy is to have
our platform LGPL, not the desktop.
That being said, for something like libempathy, it could make sense to
have this in the platform, so having it LGPL is important.
(and nobody is talking about dropping our policies just to get empathy
in the desktop)
Les gens heureux ne sont pas pressés.
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