Re: GPLv2 only?

On Tue, 2011-04-26 at 16:28 +0100, David D. Lowe wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-04-26 at 16:18 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > You'd need to ask the copyright holders. What bits of the control-center
> > did you end up reusing? Most parts of it aren't actually supposed to be
> > reusable.
> I ported create_gtk_theme_pixbuf, create_icon_theme_pixbuf,
> create_metacity_theme_pixbuf and create_meta_theme_pixbuf from
> theme-thumbnail.c to Python. I did this by converting the C code almost
> line by line to Python, so I feel that my work is a derivation that the
> original copyright holders have a claim to.
> I don't think it's legal for me to take code that is licensed under the
> GPLv2, and relicense it under GPLv3. Otherwise, the "GPLv2 or later"
> clause would not be needed.

That code is dead, for what it's worth, and it's been removed from GNOME
3's control-center.

Your best bet is to contact the individual authors of the file (check
the output of git log/git blame) and ask them whether they're willing to
relicense it.


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