[cairo] Switching to Evas Canvas over LGPL

Carol Spears carol at gimp.org
Fri Aug 13 18:25:08 PDT 2004

On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 06:06:39PM -0700, George McBay wrote:
> Unlikely.  Most people would just move over to using
> Antigrain (which is actually really nice, but just has
> an unfortunate (IMO) C++ templated API.
> Or, perhaps even more likely (and more damaging for
> Open Source, depending upon your point of view) is
> people will just start using GDI+ and/or Quartz and
> ignore non-Windows/Mac platforms. 
> --- "Rogelio M.Serrano Jr." <rogelio at smsglobal.net>
> wrote:
> > Maybe cairo
> > is in a position 
> > to force people to go GPL.
i had the feeling that cairo was being written (in part) by some people
who have an extraordinary amount of experience with licensing and all
the crap that falls from this mess and who, inspite of that, still love
to make the pixels on the monitor light up predictably.

perhaps it is a reflective mistake people make when they try to guess at
ulterior motives.

one assumes from this thread that without support from all the lurkers
on this list that the handful of people actually writing this stuff will
wither and fade away without more expressed interest and the inclusion
into dubious projects.

i always pictured a handful of people who like to make their desktop
work nicely and are nice enough to share as long as you respect their
work and play nice back.

terrible ulterior motives.  simply terrible.

i should hide underneath your lawyer safe loop-holed licensing clauses
from these people with such terrible purpose as those who write and use
cairo as it is.


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