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Re: New CUPS license violates DFSG 6?

On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 12:23:51PM -0400, Michael Sweet wrote:
> The license exception is there specifically so that MacOS and Darwin
> developers can link against libcupsimage or derive their own code
> from various parts of CUPS without worrying about the GPL or
> licensing CUPS themselves.  The wording should not (and I don't

What does the linking exception give them, since the library is already
LGPL?  Is it just to ease the Apple lawyers, as Jeff suggested?

> see how it does) restrict use in any way - it just provides
> relaxed licensing terms when using it on one platform, with the
> rest enjoying the GPL/LGPL licensing CUPS has used for a while.
> (I would guess that would make the CUPS license a BSD/GPL/LGPL-like
> license... :)

For the sample filters and backends, could this be given to everyone
(BSD-license), or is there too much real code in there?  Sample code is
often licensed more loosely than other code.

Could someone fork CUPS and remove that exception from the fork?  I
think that would be needed for GPL-compatibility
(Message-ID: 200201062326.g06NQRc04761@aztec.santafe.edu).

Glenn Maynard

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