[cairo] Why is Cairomm GPL only?

Jonathon Jongsma jonathon at quotidian.org
Thu Sep 18 07:38:31 PDT 2008

Asko Kauppi wrote:
> Just noticed that -unlike cairo- Cairomm is under the GPL license.
> Is this truly intentional, since it will severely restrict use of the 
> library.
> Cairo website says:
> "Cairo is free software 
> <http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html> and is available to 
> be redistributed and/or modified under the terms of either the GNU 
> Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1 or the Mozilla Public 
> License (MPL) version 1.1 at your option."
> Cairomm web page says nothing about the license. Cairomm-1.6.4/COPYING 
> lists the GPL 2.
> If cairomm is GPL only, please mention it on the web page.

This is not true, cairomm is not licensed under the GPL, it is licensed 
under the LGPL.


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