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Re: [bug-libunistring] relicensing libunistring to "dual LGPLv3+ or GPLv

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: [bug-libunistring] relicensing libunistring to "dual LGPLv3+ or GPLv2"
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:39:09 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 04:31:26PM +0100, Daiki Ueno wrote:
> It was reported that there are potential use-cases where GPL2-only
> programs indirectly link to the libunistring shared library through
> intermediate libraries, such as GNUTLS or libidn2.  However, that is
> currently not possible because libunistring is LGPLv3+.
> Bruno Haible proposed to change the license of the library from LGPLv3+
> to the "LGPLv3+ or GPLv2" dual license.  I was wondering if we can
> proceed with that change.
> According to the AUTHORS, agreements are needed for:
>  - all files: Bruno
>  - unigbrk: Ben
>  - gen-uni-tables, uniname: me
> where Bruno and I already agree on the change.
> Ben, what do you think?
> If it is okay, I can make a new minor release with the licensing change,
> based on the latest release.

I approve of this license change.



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