[cairo] Pango License

Andrew Mason slackmase2 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 18:36:20 PST 2010

> Because of this, use of LGPL libraries was out of the question.

Does it really matter that it couldn't be used in this scenario ?
There are a whole bunch of people / projects using it already. Even if
a few hundred proprietary applications were able to start using it
does anyone really care. Except maybe those companies who are
unwilling to abide by the terms of the LGPL in which case why do they
deserve the advantages of using such a library?

Basically what i'm saying is, what is the point of (contemplating) a
changing a license for the slim chance that a proprietary company (
which obviously isn't in a sharing mode ) is going to contribute back
some patches.

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