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

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Sun Aug 24 14:44:37 CEST 2008

Yavor Doganov wrote:
> | Released under the BSD license.
> This is very ambiguous, since there are many BSD licenses, and I
> believe it is not a valid copyright notice, as it fails to specify the
> precise license, and fails the supposed-to-be-BSD license requirement
> to include the full notice.  You might want to contact the author to
> fix this problem (explained at [1]).  As you're not allowed to change
> this copyright notice, you retained it as it is and put your notice
> below.  That is fine, but usually, and as recommended by the excellent
> SFLC publication "Maintaining Permissive-Licensed Files in a
> GPL-Licensed Project" [2] it is done vice-versa.

Ok I'll contact this guy. It's for ipython-view.py file.

> I don't want to interfere, as apart from being a Gajim user from the
> (very) beginning, contributing a translation and very few bug reports,
> I don't have a say.  Basically, you have three options: 1) rewrite the
> code as time goes by; 2) convince him to accept "or later"; 3) do
> nothing and eventually face an unresolvable sutiation in the future,
> when you *must* upgrade for some reason but you can't do it.

I agree, one day we'll need to rewrite this file because of Vincent.
That's sad we have to loose time to re-write this file which works as we
want ...


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