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Re: license alteration for chown/lchown

From: David Lutterkort
Subject: Re: license alteration for chown/lchown
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:42:51 -0700

On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 22:35 +0200, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Adam Stokes wrote:
> > Is it possible to change these modules licenses to LGPLv2+?
> Have you considered releasing your library under LGPLv3+?
> For your request, the following contributors since 2007-10-07
> would have to agree:
>     Module          Source file             Contributors
>     ------          -----------             ------------
>     chown           lib/chown.c             Eric Blake
>     lchown          lib/lchown.c            Eric Blake
>     open            lib/open.c              Eric Blake, Bruno Haible

Don't forget Jim, who is cited as the original author of chown and
lchown in the source.

Adam is asking because he's working on porting augeas[1] to mingw;
relicensing augeas under LGPLv3+ is not really an option, since most of
its users are either LGPLv2+ or GPLv2+. Most important amongst them
probably libvirt[2] (via netcf[3]) - and relicensing that is pretty much
out of the question.


[1] http://augeas.net/
[2] http://libvirt.org/
[3] https://fedorahosted.org/netcf/

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