dbus: Proposed relicense to MIT/X11
rob at codeweavers.com
Mon Sep 17 05:52:21 PDT 2007
Ryan Lortie wrote:
> 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
> 2445 *
> 2446 * Copyright 2004 Eric Poech
> 2447 * Copyright 2004 Robert Shearman
> view: http://git.desrt.ca/gitweb/?p=dbus.git;a=blob;f=dbus/dbus-sysdeps-win.c;h=3c6c31be976250f77cd6f20aea3a47265e4b0323;hb=44ed90c10d435f1a12c2b4b1a601040fa585ce38
> 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.
Both I and my company are willing to allow the code to be used under the
terms quoted above.
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