[zeromq-dev] ZeroMQ MPL Licensing plans?

Arnaud Kapp kapp.arno at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 18:53:32 CET 2016


You'd better wait for Peter to answer as he'd provide a more authoritative

As far as I know we're not even trying to move libzmq to MPLv2 because the
codebase is rather old and it'd be hard to track down every contributor.
New Zeromq-related projects (bindings, etc) are using MPL, and some related
project have been moved to MPL: zmqpp for example -- however the number
of contributor was around 20 people so it was much easier to contact

Not sure if it helps, but we provide the "link exception" that many people
using the LGPL also provide.

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 6:12 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys at apache.org> wrote:

> I'm not certain where to best ask this question.  Please let me know
> if it would be better addressed elsewhere.
> At the Apache Software Foundation we have an incubating project (named
> Toree[1]) that has a dependency on Zeromq.  LGPL is problematic for
> us[2], probably for the same reasons that you are considering moving
> to MPL[3].
> What is the status and plans of your move to MPLv2?
> - Sam Ruby
> [1] https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ToriiProposal
> [2] http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html
> [3] http://zeromq.org/area:licensing
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