[cairo] Cairo license obligations

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri Apr 8 22:58:22 PDT 2005

Hi -

I hadn't looked at the COPYING file in Cairo for a long, long time and 
so when I did by accident today I was horrified to find out that Cairo 
is no longer distributed under the MIT license.

Since I am not familiar with the implication sof of LGPL or MPL (which 
seem to be the two available options) I am wondering what exactly the 
practical implications of choosing either license are.

I am in particular interested in a situation where Cairo is part of a 
"reusable larger system" (similar to Mono) where the "parent" system 
should be distributed under MIT.

In the past, this wasn't an issue at all but now I wonder if this is 
even possible? If so, what are the obligations that one has to fulfill, 
and how would one do so?

Any pointers to *practical* advise on how to deal with these issues 
would be very welcome (please don't tell me to read the license - I have 
and it doesn't help at all).

   - Andreas

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