- From: Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Questions
- Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 12:09:45 -0500
On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 03:44:00AM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Aleksey Sanin">
> > Free software != GPLed / LGPLed software. Mozilla, OpenSSL, Apache and lot
> > of other free software have non-GPL compatible licenses
> > (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLIncompatibleLicenses).
> > 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.
The X11/MIT familly of licenses is also popular and don't give troubles.
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