[pulseaudio-discuss] Change the qpaeq license from AGPL to LGPL?

Arun Raghavan arun at arunraghavan.net
Mon Dec 19 03:32:45 UTC 2016

On Fri, 16 Dec 2016, at 06:43 PM, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> Hi all,
> A bug was recently filed about the top-level LICENSE file not
> mentioning the AGPL licensing of qpaeq:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92802
> I was surprised to find out that qpaeq is licensed under AGPL. While we
> could simply fix the top-level LICENSE file, I would prefer to change
> the qpaeq license to LGPL v2.1 instead to be in line with the rest of
> the PulseAudio code. I don't have anything against AGPL as such, but I
> am against complicating the licensing terms of PulseAudio for no good
> reason.
> In order to be able to change the license, we need an explicit
> permission to do so from everyone who holds copyright to any part of
> the code of qpaeq. Below is a list of every qpaeq contributor. I'm not
> sure every small change is copyrightable, but I don't want to ignore
> anyone's contribution at this point. If we don't get the permission
> from everyone, we can at that point discuss if we can change the
> license anyway.

I'm fine with the relicense.


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