dbus: Proposed relicense to MIT/X11
thiago at kde.org
Thu Sep 13 13:30:25 PDT 2007
Ryan Lortie wrote:
>I'd take this to mean that, as a package, dbus is licensed under the
Every single .c and .h file says otherwise.
>These programs can't take dbus under GPL (any version) since GPL is
>incompatible with GPL+exceptions (and _definitely_ incompatible with the
>binary modules that they pull in). They also can't take it under AFL
>since that's also incompatible with GPL+exceptions.
GPL+exceptions is compatible with the GPL because the exceptions can be
dropped. Exceptions are additional rights, not additional restrictions.
The problem I see is when code is allowed to link to an application only
because of the exceptions -- i.e., GPL-incompatible code. Then, as such,
it cannot be used together with libdbus.
But, let me repeat my important points here: I approve of the clean-up. I
just want to make sure for contributors reading that I don't think GPLv3
is an issue today, with our code as it stands.
Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
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