Re: Mutter with proprietary OpenGL/ES library ??

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 11:23 PM, Joone Hur<joone kldp org> wrote:
> Hello All,
> Mutter(Metacity+Clutter) is very impressive technology.
> However, Mutter seems hard  to be used on embedded devices.
> Because Metacity uses GPL license and most of HW accelerated OpenGL/ES
> library use a proprietary license.

First, I'm not a lawyer.  Now, a question - would the "generic
interface" exception cover this?  As I understand it, that's where
it's not "linking" if A is using B through a mechanism that's not
specific to B at all, and can be replaced with C and D.

Now that Mutter is more of a library (in addition to an application)
it would probably make sense for it to be LGPL to fit in with the rest
of GNOME libraries, except that, well, relicensing is hell...  If
someone wants this to happen, they need to actively drive it (and have
lots of patience), or find someone who will.

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