[zeromq-dev] LIBZMQ license

Osiris Pedroso opedroso at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 13:37:52 CET 2016

The file COPYING in libzmq indicates that liqzmq is licensed under GPLv3.
There is no mention to a statically linked exception.

The ZeroMQ site licensing page <http://zeromq.org/area:licensing> indicates
that it is "GPLv3 plus a statically linking exception". But this is not
stated anywhere in the code itself.

Also most source files also in their headers reference GPLv3 but there is
no mention to statically linked exception.

Pieter, should you create a LICENSING file or edit the COPYING file to
state that the Statically linked exception is in place?

Also, the licensing page proposes to move it to MPL v2 license.

I second that motion.

Can this also be taken care and update the COPYING file to indicate this
change has taken place?

My company is starting to dot the i's and this poped up.

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