[zeromq-dev] LIBZMQ license

Luca Boccassi luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 23:27:26 CET 2016


On Fri, 2016-03-04 at 12:37 +0000, Osiris Pedroso wrote:
> 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 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.

Hi,

As far as I understand, I think it's LGPL3 (linking exception at the
bottom): https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq/blob/master/COPYING.LESSER

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi


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