dbus: Proposed relicense to MIT/X11

Mark McLoughlin mark at skynet.ie
Thu Sep 13 13:55:47 PDT 2007


On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 15:18 -0400, Ryan Lortie wrote:

> There was a meeting of dbus developers at GUADEC and it was agreed by
> all present that it would be best to move dbus to a MIT/X11 style
> licence.

	Fine by me.

> The AFL 2.1 (under which dbus is currently available) is almost the same
> as the X11 licence except for the patent clause in the AFL.  The patent
> clause is thought to be so weak as to be nearly ineffective.  The clause
> causes confusion, though, and more importantly, introduces GPL
> incompatibility.



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