[webkit-dev] licensing question

Conrad Taylor conradwt at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 22:46:31 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 11:25 PM, Chris Jerdonek <cjerdonek at webkit.org>wrote:

> Quick question: if we would like to check in third-party code and it
> is not obviously "BSD-style" (at least to me), what is the process for
> checking whether the license is okay and clearing the license?
> The WebKit Committer Guidelines say, "This means that you should
> verify that each source file contains either a copy of the BSD or LGPL
> text, or a license header stating that it is governed by either such
> license. All other licenses are not acceptable unless cleared by Apple
> in writing."
> Thanks,
> --Chris
> _

Chris, have you checked the licensing and/or spoke with the license
owners of the 3rd party source?  If not, I would recommend starting

Good luck,


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