[zeromq-dev] GPL'd libs

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Mon Jul 15 21:42:20 CEST 2013


:-) my suggestion is also to check out the C4.1 process we use for
libzmq, if you use this you may find more people contribute to the
project and you will have more evenings free. You can't be the only
person who has concerns about txZMQ's license.

-Pieter

See http://rfc.zeromq.org/spec:22

On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Diego Duclos <diego.duclos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cheers,
>
> I guess my plans for the next few evenings is set then :)
>
> Diego Duclos
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:14 PM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:
>>
>> The source files don't in fact contain any copyright or license
>> statements at all, so the entire project has questionable status.
>> Normally you could relicense GPLv2 code as GPLv3, but that requires a
>> proper header in each file.
>>
>> Since it is a relatively small project, what I would do is simply
>> rewrite it and license that properly (COPYING and COPYING.LESSER in
>> top directory and copyright statement + license header in each file).
>>
>> -Pieter
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM, Diego Duclos <diego.duclos at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I have, the project has around 8 contributors or so.
>> > Sadly, roughly 4 of them didn't answer so far (it's been a few weeks
>> > since
>> > I've sent the mail)
>> >
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 8:44 PM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 8:14 PM, Diego Duclos <diego.duclos at gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > In my case (why didn't I mention this ?) my specific problem is
>> >> > txZMQ.
>> >> > Which
>> >> > is, very sadly, a GPL'd lib
>> >>
>> >> Each project chooses its own license. We encourage people to use the
>> >> same LGPLv3+static link exception as libzmq uses, but it's only a
>> >> suggestion. As Stephen says, speak to the txZMQ author, he may be
>> >> willing to use a compatible license.
>> >>
>> >> -Pieter
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