[Pixman] [PATCH] ARMv5 optimisations
sandmann at cs.au.dk
Sun Sep 30 14:21:43 PDT 2012
Andre Renaud <andre at bluewatersys.com> writes:
>>>> As the code comes from the Android code base, it is Apache licensed -
>>>> is this a problem with Pixman?
>>> I am not a lawyer, but Apache license does not seem to be
>>> compatible with GPL2 according to:
>>> This is an extra restriction, which does not exist in the current
>>> pixman MIT/X11 license. I personally would not touch Apache licensed
>>> code without a really good reason.
>> Yeah, unfortunately we can't ship Apache licensed code in pixman.
> Thanks for all the feedback, I'll probably take a look at the bugs &
> check them. However given that the license is incompatible, it doesn't
> seem like there is much point in continuing with this, as it's not
> possible for it to be merged. Unfortunately I don't think my ARM ASM
> skills are up to recreating these from scratch.
> Is the Pixman project GPL2? I thought it was all MIT - is that an
> upcoming change?
It's all MIT, but if we added Apache licensed code, it would effectively
become Apache licensed and therefore among other things become
incompatible with GPL2.
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