Pav Lucistnik wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR ports/121670; it has been noted by GNATS.
>
> From: Pav Lucistnik
> To: bug-followup@FreeBSD.org, delphij@FreeBSD.org
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: ports/121670: [PATCH] Update converters/libiconv to 1.12
> Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 15:43:59 +0100
>
> Licensing framework is certainly something we will need. Currently we're
> looking for volunteers to work on it, so...
>
> Then we will need to inspect every file in every of 18,000+ ports.
>
> IMHO we could update libiconv now and deal with licensing issues as they
> are discovered, but I am not a lawyer.


I'm okay with that. This would not be the first GPLv3 port in the tree
(see GCC 4.3). If someone complains that their binary links to a GPLv3
library, we can evaluate how to proceed with that. I am reminded of
Gaim linking to OpenSSL. The Gaim people complained, and we removed the
code. No bad blood.

Joe

--
Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team :: gnome@FreeBSD.org
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome
http://www.FreeBSD.org/gnome
_______________________________________________
freebsd-gnome@freebsd.org mailing list
http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-gnome
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-gnome-unsubscribe@freebsd.org"