[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH] doc: Update LICENSE to reflect optional libpulse dep on libdbus
tanu.kaskinen at linux.intel.com
Tue Jun 25 05:13:53 PDT 2013
On Tue, 2013-06-25 at 13:59 +0200, David Henningsson wrote:
> On 06/25/2013 01:49 PM, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> > On Tue, 2013-06-25 at 08:57 +0200, David Henningsson wrote:
> >> Hmm, are there optional dependencies to libdbus that cause it to become
> >> GPL, or why would anyone choose GPL for libdbus?
> > I believe some folks don't like the Academic Free License. This might
> > explain the reasons:
> > https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#AcademicFreeLicense
> > (which links to https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#OSL )
> Hmm. So the AFL is GPL incompatible, but compatible with about
> everything else. So if you have something GPL, libdbus turns GPL,
> otherwise you'll use it as AFL. So in practice, there isn't a problem here.
There is a problem if you're not happy with AFL's patent stuff.
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