Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#14 closed task (fixed)

Define License

Reported by: ktk Owned by: ktk
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Lucide Core Version: 1.0 Beta 1
Keywords: Cc:

Description

I asked Ulrich Möller about the license, Poppler is GPL but I would like to release Lucide itself as LGPL/CDDL dual-license if possible.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by ktk

Ulrich gave some comments about that (german text by him):

Das müsste alles gehen. Die GPL reicht immer nur so weit, wie das
Urheberrecht an dem Werk reicht. Die GPL kann also nur "infizieren", was
urheberrechtlich mit dem ursprünglichen Werk zusammenhängt. Auf englisch
müsste Dein Viewer ein "derived work" (auf deutsch eine "Bearbeitung")
von Poppler sein. Wenn Poppler aber nur ein Plugin für Deinen Viewer
ist, ist Dein Viewer keine Bearbeitung von Poppler. Also kann Dein
Viewer -- aus der Sicht von Poppler -- unter jeder beliebigen Lizenz
stehen. Auch Dual-Lizenz, wenn Du willst.

Which means we can use any license we like for Lucide because the Poppler stuff (which is GPLed) is a plugin for the viewer and Lucide is thus not a derived work of Poppler at all.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by ktk

For now the plugins are dual-licensed with CDDL/LGPL, except the ones which are based on GPLed code, there we for sure use the GPL as well.

This topic is not finished yet, we will discuss that with SSI/Mensys about how we handle Lucide core in the future.
For the current release the core is not open source.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by ktk

  • Milestone Beta 1 deleted
  • Version set to 1.0 Beta 1

Moving this ticket to beta1 as well.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by ktk

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closed for the moment. Might be a new discussion later.

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