[cairo] Re: License for cairo changed to LGPL

Carl Worth cworth at east.isi.edu
Wed Aug 4 08:15:53 PDT 2004

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 23:10:43 -0700 (PDT), Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Ironically, I think that adding exception clauses to clarify the binary
> linking allowance would actually make the licensing *less* clear and
> *more* difficult for vendors of proprietary software that wish to link
> to the library.  Corporate customers will be aware and knowledgeable of
> LGPL, and will most likely already have the legal implications figured
> out, and I think Cairo's adoption of it is a step in the right
> direction.


Thanks for bringing this up. This is something I'm very conscious of,
and that I should have mentioned before. I agree strongly that there is
a large cost associated with using a custom license.


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