[cairo] Why is Cairomm GPL only?
dogusanh at tr.net
Thu Sep 18 08:05:58 PDT 2008
Jonathon Jongsma wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
I may be misreading it but, at
http://www.cairographics.org/cairomm/ it says:
cairomm is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the terms of the GNU Library General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Library
General Public License for more details.
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