On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 9:47 PM, Patrick Ohly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-11 at 04:21 -0600, Srinivasa Ragavan wrote:

</snip>

>>       * Drop Evolution copyright assignments and make it really easy
>> to contribute to Evolution
>>       * Move Evolution licensing to  "LGPL v2 and LGPL v3" to let us
>> re-use the code more easily around the platform.  This also moves us
>> closer to Thunderbird's MPL/LGPL model.
>
> This should be "LGPL v2.1 or later or GPL v3 or later". As long as the
> code is not linked against libmapi (which is GPL3 as Paul B. pointed
> out), the resulting binary can be released as LGPL. Code can be moved
> from main Evolution into libs and vice versa, which wouldn't be the case
> if the code of the executable is only licensed under the GPL.
>
> As soon as source is compiled into an executable which is also linked
> against libmapi, then the resulting work and its source has to be
> distributed under GPL3. The license of the Evolution source allows that,
> so you are fine. The shared libraries can remain under LGPL: GPL
> binaries can use LGPL libraries.

Could you consider talking with the samba guys to make libmapi LGPLv3?
That would make things much easier, right?

-- 
Felipe Contreras
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