[zeromq-dev] Relicensing CZMQ & other projects

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Thu Mar 20 12:15:54 CET 2014

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:48 PM, Olaf Mandel <o.mandel at menlosystems.com> wrote:

> can you clarify: do you plan to add the MPLv2 to the existing LGPLv3
> license or do you plan to replace the LGPLv3 with the MPLv2?

I want a simpler solution, as I've had several confused discussions
with people over the last year or two about what exactly our static
link exception means. After several attempts, it's clear that the
problem is the custom text... any custom text means legal uncertainty.

So it's replace, not dual-license (which would be more, not less complex).

> The latter might be troublesome as anyone creating a (L)GPL binary would
> then dual-license CZMQ anyway. Is this really simpler for legal teams
> than the static linking exception?

People making (L)GPL code aren't usually confused by licenses.


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