Licensing issues with dbus and dbus-glib

Havoc Pennington hp at
Fri May 18 10:37:14 PDT 2007


Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 12:18 -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
>> The solution for Rhythmbox is pretty simple though: include 
>> libdbus-under-AFL in the exception clause. That avoids having to figure 
>> out all the weird licensing corner cases and just makes it clearly OK.
>> It also avoids tracking down all the dbus contributors to change the 
>> dbus licens
> So, adding to the expection that libdbus and dbus-glib (as it's what's
> used by Totem and Rhythmbox internally) are used under the AFL would be
> enough to fix that problem?

I'm not a lawyer but it seems fine to me - the incompatibility issue is 
coming from the GPL in the apps, not from the AFL, so the apps should be 
able to resolve it through an exception.


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