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Author hlellelid
Full name Hans Lellelid
Date 2008-04-21 04:01:47 PDT
Message Alexander Kahl wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-04-11 at 08:07 -0400, Hans Lellelid wrote:
>> I'm not entirely sure... We didn't state a version before (the
>> headers
>> just say LGPL); however, we did include version 2.1 (since that was
>> originally the most recent version) in the distros.
>>
>> I'm gong to chat about this with a lawyer next week and will
>> communicate
>> whatever I learn there.
>
> Ping..?

Apparently lawyers are busy; we talked by email briefly, but he never
got back to me.

I'm currently comfortable with the fact that we are just licensing this
with the latest LGPL license available, which is v3 now. I don't think
there's any need to get consent from all contributes, because we never
explicitly said which version we were using in the past. We simply
licensed it "LGPL". Yes, we included v2, since that was the latest
(originally) available.

Furthermore, there's no consensus on the compatibility of v2 w/ Apache
license either. While FSF believes it incompatible, Apache apparently
believed that it was compatible before. It does seem there's consensus
on v3 being fine, though, so we'll stick with that (or later) moving
forward.

Hans