[Gajim-devel] Some licensing issues with 0.12-alpha

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Thu Aug 14 16:43:10 CEST 2008

Yavor Doganov wrote:
> These files are under "GPLv2 only":


> This is not allowed, as their license is incompatible with the license
> of the package as a whole.
> These files do not have copyright notices:


> To release a project unambiguously under the GPL, all non-trivial
> files (usually anything above 10-15 lines) should carry a copyright
> notice.
> Also, images should have a README with a short copyright notice, see
> http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/html_node/Copyright-Notices.html for
> details (or the Emacs repository where it is actually done).

Ok we'll fixe all that as described in the ticket you opened.

> Not a licensing problem in a strict sense, but relicensing Gajim under
> "GPLv3 only" (as opposed to GPLv3+) has some inconvenient
> consequences, like contacting all the authors for the next license
> upgrade.  This already causes trouble for "GPLv2 only" projects which
> cannot obtain such a relicensing permission from all the contributors,
> and cannot be distributed in the case, say, when the "GPLv2 only"
> program links against a LGPLv3 library.

Indeed it is a problem, but one of our previous dev don't want to
release under GPLv3+ (some of his code is still in Gajim: optparser)


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