Re: Software relicensing, how is it done ?

On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 02:36 -0400, Tristan Van Berkom wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:55 PM, Richard M. Stallman <rms gnu org> wrote:
> > Why do you want to relicense Glade under the GNU Lesser GPL?
> > The current license, the GNU GPL, seems more appropriate since
> > it prevents the release of non-free extensions of Glade.
> Hi,
>    Basically, the glade core is intended to serve as a library to
> edit glade files, making the glade core available under LGPL
> in my understanding will allow people to use that library in a
> commercial IDE,

 I am confused here - I was 100% sure libglade is LGPL. That means one
can develop non-GPL application with Glade GUI designer. 

>  while modifying the core and redistributing it
> means that their modifications must also be distributed;
> I'm comfortable with that, and I also wouldn't mind if the project
> received a little more attention (since the current license bars
> the glade core from use in any commercial IDE),
> I love seeing it in Anjuta, I would love to see it all over the place :)

Anjuta IDE is GPL and would be disadvantaged by proposed re-licensing.

> In a utopic situation, glade being available in bleeding edge IDEs
> could even help draw attention to Gtk+ and GNOME.
> It also wasnt exactly clearly stated that glade isn't
> just a static application but mainly a core library
> with plugins.
> Btw Im something of a fan of your work and admittedly
> a little flattered to receive your mail Richard :D
> Cheers,
>               -Tristan
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