Re: [Swsusp-devel] lzf license

From: Nigel Cunningham
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 18:22:04 EST


I'm not sure what the verdict is in the end. Do we need changes to the
license? If so, could you send me a patch, Marc?



On Tue, 2004-03-23 at 06:21, Marc Lehmann wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 10:49:48AM +0100, Arjan van de Ven <arjanv@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > The licence so described looks to me the same as LZF's licence.
> >
> > however at least I would prefer the author to dual license it ANYWAY,
> > because compression stuff generally is riddled with patents; the author
> > GPL licensing it at least gives all users a license of the authors
> > patents (if any).
> I would like to avoid dual-licensing and instead change the existing
> license to suit any needs, if at all possible. (Note that relicensing
> should be possible, at least this was my original goal).
> If patents are an issue, how about adding this:
> 4. The author is unaware of any existing patents and disclaims any
> patents, or other restrictions, on the LZF algorithm or this
> implementation.
> I would add this clause to both future lzf distributions as well as the
> file that is part of the lzf patch.
> If there are unavoidable reasons why the GPL is required, then I'd bite
> the bullet and dual-license it, in the hope that further bugfixes or
> modifications will be contributed under both licenses.
Nigel Cunningham
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