[webkit-dev] Licenses for WebKit contributions

Benjamin Meyer ben at meyerhome.net
Mon Jan 12 00:09:18 PST 2009

On Jan 7, 2009, at 5:13 PM, Sam Weinig wrote:

> I just noticed several patches have put up for review that contain  
> new files
> using the Apache license.  Current WebKit policy is that code should  
> be
> licensed under either a BSD license or GNU Lesser General Public  
> License
> v.2.1 (mentioned explicitly when submitting patches on  
> bugs.webkit.org).  In
> order to change this policy, we would need to have a larger  
> discussion as
> this is not a decision that can be made by any one person.  If you  
> have
> submitted a patch recently that is under another license, please  
> consider
> re-submitting it with either of the two allowed licenses as we  
> cannot land
> them as they are.  I am sorry we did not notice this sooner.
> -Sam
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Shouldn't patches like this be reverted immediately upon notice and  
then having a discussion rather then the other way around?  Has it  
been reverted or the license changed yet?

-Benjamin Meyer

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