- From: Aleksey Sanin <aleksey aleksey com>
- To: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- Cc: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Questions
- Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 08:05:27 -0800
Free software != GPLed / LGPLed software. Mozilla, OpenSSL, Apache
and lot of other free software have non-GPL compatible licenses
Does this mean that GNOME project should reject it and any code derived
from it? Personally I think that this will not help GNOME. IMHO,
do not help to move forward.
Jeff Waugh wrote:
<quote who="Aleksey Sanin">
I would feel very bad if at one day GPL license became a requirement for
any GNOME project.
Software in the GNOME Developer Platform must be licensed under the LGPL or
compatible licenses , whilst software in the Desktop, Fifth Toe, Office,
and Hacker Tools releases must be licensed under the GPL or compatible
This is a long-standing 'policy' for software that the GNOME Project itself
authors and distributes.
... Free Software is _what we do_!
 Those that allow proprietary software to build upon the GNOME platform.
libxml2/libxslt are good examples of Developer Platform libraries that are
not LGPL'ed -> they were re-released under the MIT License so other projects
(such as XFree86) could make use of them.
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