Re: XML and GNOME community wrote:

>  I have however a big question, does Gnome project accept contributions
> which are not under the GPL/LGPL license ? Most of my code may be
> covered by the W3C Copyright and I really want to know before starting
> if such code can be incorporated in Gnome ! Could one of the member of
> the Gnome Team have a look at the W3C Copyright and give me some feedback
> (, thanks.

The license is pretty much a BSD license from what I can tell.  I think
then that if an XML parser is created as a library then it can be used
in gnome.  Most of the applications in Gnome are GPL and the libraries
are LGPL.

I'm pretty sure that you can create GPL applications and the underlying
libraries don't have to be GPL/LGPL.  I derive this conclusion mostly
through the fact that other programs exist that already do this, rpm
being one of them.  It uses berkley db which is BSD licensed.

Hmm...on my RedHat 5.0 system /usr/lib/ is actually part of
glibc.  Does that mean that the berkley db isn't used anymore?  That
means that I could be pretty full of it.  Stick a fork in me. :)



Christopher Blizzard
AppliedTheory Communications, Inc.

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