Havoc Pennington <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Federico Mena Quintero <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: 
> > However, there is the issue of licensing.  Gdk-pixbuf is released
> > under the LGPL, and the XCF loader uses big chunks of GPLed code from
> > the GIMP.  I am not sure what is the best way to proceed.
> > 
> Well, there are not many options.
>  a) You find all the authors of that GPL code and get the license
>    changed (avoiding this mess is the advantage of copyright
>    assignment...)
>  b) You don't include the code in gdk-pixbuf
>  c) You do a clean-room reimplementation of the code

What's wrong with

  d) Keep the XCF loaded GPL

if I understand that correctly, the loaders are shared libraries which
dnyamically loaded so they can theoretically have different licenses
or do I miss something ?

Sure, I'd prefer a) - but IMO d) is much better than b) or even c).

Martin Baulig

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