Re: (L)GPLv3

On Tue, 06 Jul 2010 09:00:09 -0400 Ryan Lortie wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 09:26 +0200, Vincent Untz wrote:
> > Do you feel okay with the idea of allowing proprietary apps to use
> > our platform but not GPLv2 apps?
> In short, yes.
> Anybody who has an application that is GPLv2-only and has accepted
> enough contributions that it has become an unreasonable proposition to
> relicense has made a significant mistake. 

The problem is not only with third-party apps that use the platform.
There are also some significant GPLv2 only libraries that GNOME apps
may want to use. As examples, Poppler and ClamAV come to my mind.

So basically, if Evince wants to use Poppler, it could not legally use
a library (be it directly or indirectly) that is LGPLv3 (or later).

Using LGPLv3 or later for platform stuff sounds like an explosive
situation to me.


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