Pav Lucistnik wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR ports/121670; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Pav Lucistnik
> To:,
> 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 Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team ::
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome
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