[zeromq-dev] LIBZMQ license

Osiris Pedroso opedroso at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 05:20:16 CET 2016


Hi Luca,

That makes sense.

Thanks,
Osiris

Sent from my iPad. Regularly foiled by autocorrect. But duck it..

> On Mar 4, 2016, at 16:27, Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 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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