Re: Move to LGPL3
- From: Tim Janik <timj imendio com>
- To: Andrew Cowie <andrew operationaldynamics com>
- Cc: Gtk+ Developers <gtk-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Move to LGPL3
- Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 21:48:56 +0100 (CET)
On Sat, 15 Mar 2008, Andrew Cowie wrote:
This topic was discussed recently on foundation-list.
In summary, attempting to relicence the library would be, in practise,
No further benefit is gained by discussing this topic further.
Updating the glib & gtk+ headers to LGPLv3 is not relicensing.
Our headers currently state:
* This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
* modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
* License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
* version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
So, everone is allowed to "redistribute [...] under the terms of the
GNU Lesser General Public License [...] version 2 [...] or [...] later",
which LGPLv3 fullfills.
Accepting LGPLv3 submissions in the future means that the library
as a whole would effectively become LGPL >= 3 licensed.
So then, we might as well adapt our headers to reflect this.
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