[webkit-dev] Question related to license in WK2 EFL port
gyuyoung.kim at samsung.com
Wed Jul 25 03:41:34 PDT 2012
Thank you for your kind reply. My curiosities are solved.
I will discuss which license we will use with my co-workers.
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Sender : Kenneth Rohde Christiansen<kenneth.christiansen at gmail.com>
Date : 2012-07-25 18:46 (GMT+09:00)
Title : Re: [webkit-dev] Question related to license in WK2 EFL port
The license is basically up to the contributor, though there might be
a few advantages using the BSD license.
Using BSD licensed code means that the code can be re-factored in the
future and parts can be moved into WebCore or elsewhere. If you use
LGPL you have to make sure to not reuse the code in any file licensed
Having the code licensed as BSD also means that your employer can
reuse code parts in other internal products. That is also possible if
the code is already under your copyright, but when other people start
contributing to it, it becomes less clear.
On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 8:36 AM, Dumez, Christophe
> This kind of decision is not easy to take and cannot necessarily be taken by
> us developers (our employers may favor one particular license).
> The WebKit project allows both Apple's new BSD or LGPL as far as I know. So,
> as long as contributors use one of those 2 licenses for WebKit-EFL, I don't
> see any problem with it.
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Gyuyoung Kim
>> Hello WebKit folks,
>> I'd like to have your opinions on EFL port licensing. Currently it uses
>> both LGPL and BSD, and there's no explicit rule in EFL port so far. So the
>> license was decided by individual contributor when new file was submitted.
>> Nowadays, some EFL contributors are confused which license should be used.
>> I would like to know whether EFL folks can continue to choose which
>> license to use. Or, is there any rule related to license?
>> webkit-dev mailing list
>> webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
> Christophe Dumez
> Linux Software Engineer, PhD
> Intel Finland Oy - Open Source Technology Center
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