- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Questions
- Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 03:44:00 +1100
<quote who="Aleksey Sanin">
> 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,
> restrictions do not help to move forward.
It would be inordinately hard for us to integrate non-(L)GPL compatible code
into GNOME when our Developer Platform is primarily LGPL'ed whilst our
Desktop and other releases are primarily GPL'ed.
(Note that Mozilla is almost entirely MPL/GPL/LGPL'ed, and thus entirely
compatible with GNOME Platform and Desktop licenses.)
This is not a matter of stubbornness or self-imposed restrictions - it's the
basic reality of working with multiple Free Software licenses.
"I don't even understand offside so I'm not likely to understand a
Manchester United contract." - Posh Spice
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