[forum] GPL-incompatible license
Tue, 10 Feb 2004 04:45:45 -0500
Am I correct in my understanding that the problem here is the possibility
that under current, and also previous, XFree86 licensing policy, X
libraries are permitted to contain code under a GPL-incompatible licence,
I may be wrong, since I don't entirely know the XFree86 policies, but
this not how I thought it was.
I thought that the previous XFree86 licensing policy was to use a
specific license, which happens to be compatible with the GPL. That
license did not pose a problem. The problem comes from adoption of a
new license which, as far as I know, was not used in XFree86 before.
and that by addressing the GPL-compatibility of the X library code we
would also be addressing your concerns?
The GPL-compatibility of the license is the whole of my concern. This
is clearly essential for Xlib, since the use of Xlib is to combine it
it with applications, but I don't think the significance is limited