[Cairo] Possible license change: MIT -> LGPL

Evan Martin martine at danga.com
Fri Nov 14 12:01:51 PST 2003

On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 02:28:16PM -0500, Carl Worth wrote:
> There has been a suggestion to change the license for cairo from the
> MIT license to the LGPL.

For clarification:  what is the motivation?  The MIT license is less
restrictive than the LGPL, isn't it?  So what is the gain from moving to
a more restrictive license?

Perhaps contributors to don't want their code being used commercially?

PS:  I really don't want to start a flame war or anything, but I am
honestly confused.

Evan Martin
martine at danga.com

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