[webkit-dev] Renaming directories

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Wed Dec 22 13:47:04 PST 2010

On 2010-12-22, at 13:27, David Levin wrote:

> Sounded like MIT license is considered permittable: https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2010-January/011406.html

The code in question is labeled as being under "SGI FREE SOFTWARE LICENSE B". According to the Internets this is very similar, but not identical, to the MIT license.  If it were identical to the MIT license then I agree there'd be precedent within the WebKit project for accepting such code.  It's not identical though.

- Mark

> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Kenneth Russell <kbr at google.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 2010-12-22, at 10:45, Kenneth Russell wrote:
> >
> > I see. The GLU tessellator was integrated because it was the only
> > viable option for helping implement GPU-accelerated path rendering in
> > WebKit. (This work is still in early stages, and the tessellator isn't
> > yet being compiled in to WebKit.) The code is covered by an MIT X11
> > style license which is compatible with the BSD license WebKit uses.
> >
> > I'm not a lawyer so I can't speak to the compatibility of the various open
> > source licenses.  I will note however that the committer agreement that all
> > committers have signed explicitly states that only the BSD and LGPL licenses
> > are permitted for code checked in to the WebKit repository.
> I apologize, I didn't mean to violate the WebKit committer agreement.
> There was extensive discussion on IRC and in person before checking in
> this and related code. If its continued presence poses a problem then
> please let's try to figure out a solution that allows continued
> development of this functionality.
> -Ken
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