dbus: Proposed relicense to MIT/X11
desrt at desrt.ca
Thu Sep 13 16:20:14 PDT 2007
I am writing this email because the three of you wrote code that was
copied into dbus by someone else. We are currently in the middle of an
effort to relicense dbus to an MIT/X11 style license.
This email concerns two blocks of code:
2444 * Backtrace Generator
2446 * Copyright 2004 Eric Poech
2447 * Copyright 2004 Robert Shearman
452 /* This file is part of the KDE project
453 Copyright (C) 2000 Werner Almesberger
455 libc/sys/linux/sys/dirent.h - Directory entry as returned by readdir
In both cases the code is licensed under the LGPL "2 or later".
The text of the proposed new license is the standard MIT/X11 license:
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person
obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation
files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without
restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy,
modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies
of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT
HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER
DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
We would appreciate it if you are willing to allow your code to be used
under these terms.
Please "reply to all" to this email (specifically, replies should go to
<desrt at desrt.ca> and <dbus at lists.freedesktop.org>) indicating your
willingness or unwillingness to have your code licensed under the above
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