[webkit-dev] Renaming directories
kbr at google.com
Wed Dec 22 14:19:08 PST 2010
On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 1:47 PM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
> On 2010-12-22, at 13:27, David Levin wrote:
> Sounded like MIT license is considered permittable:
> 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.
Not sure whether you saw http://oss.sgi.com/projects/FreeB/ , but it
explains that the license is intended to mirror the X11 license
exactly and why they revised the previous version of their license
rather than switching licenses.
> - 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.
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