[Xcb] GPLv3 (Re: [ANNOUNCE] xcb-util 0.3.8)

Arnaud Fontaine arnaud at andesi.org
Tue May 24 23:17:46 PDT 2011

    > On May 24, 2011, at 10:17 PM, Arnaud Fontaine wrote:
    >> However,  xcb/util-wm uses  XCB_UTIL_M4_WITH_INCLUDE_PATH,  so it
    >> still depends upon Autoconf 2.62.  Feel free to submit a patch if
    >> you have any problem with that ;).

    > My  m4 voodoo  isn't as  good  as others',  but I'll  take a  look
    > tomorrow.

At first,  I wanted to backport AC_PATH_PROGS_FEATURE_CHECK  as I didn't
want to depend upon Autoconf 2.62,  not because of GPLv3, but because it
was not widely  adopted by vendors at that time, but  I didn't have time
to do it.

    > But even if  I do come up with something that  works for you, this
    > just delays  the inevitable.   This issue will  come up  again for
    > another feature.  At  some point we're going to  need to have "the
    > license talk" again surrounding our build system...  

Good point,  personally I  have nothing against  the GPLv3,  but perhaps
it's better to have that talk now rather than backporting...

Arnaud Fontaine
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