[pulseaudio-discuss] Licensing issue
lennart at poettering.net
Fri Mar 28 08:53:14 PDT 2008
On Fri, 28.03.08 12:50, DSK (dsk.in.2007 at gmail.com) wrote:
> Hi all,
> I see that the daemon side has a GPL License and the client side
> library has LGPL, but libatomic_ops is GPL. So wont the
> libatomic_ops licensing affect the client side library licensing as
> i understand that its linked to client side library as well ..
> Or is that my understanding of libatomic_ops getting linked to
> client side library (i.e. libpulse) wrong?
Quoting libatomic_ops' LICENSING file:
Our intent is to make it easy to use libatomic_ops, in both free and
proprietary software. Hence most code that we expect to be linked
into a client application is covered by an MIT-style license.
A few library routines are covered by the GNU General Public License.
These are put into a separate library, libatomic_ops_gpl.a .
We don't use the part in libatomic_ops_gpl.a.
Also, on most relevant archs we now use gcc or assembler atomic
primitives. libatomic_ops used is only as a fallback on archs that are
not supported by gcc's atomic primitives or where we don't ship native
Hence: Everything's fine. No licensing issues anywhere in sight.
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
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