Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 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:


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 14 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 14 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 14 years ago by ktk

Milestone: Beta 1
Version: 1.0 Beta 1

Moving this ticket to beta1 as well.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by ktk

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

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

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