Re: Helmut clarified the license issue on PanotoolsNG
Daniel M German <dmg@...
2007-08-06 02:33:44 GMT
Bruno> On Sun 05-Aug-2007 at 11:33 +0200, Erik Krause wrote:
>> Helmut Dersch just posted to PanotoolsNG a clarification of the
>> panotools license. He affirms the GPL for panotools and said he
>> wanted to change the pano12 license to LGPL.
Bruno> It's nice to have a clarification. Note that in order to re-release
Bruno> the current pano12 branch under the LGPL, all the contributors need
Bruno> to agree to this work being under the "LGPL v2 or later". This is
Bruno> the full list from the ChangeLog:
I'll be happy to donate my changes in the latest version to
Helmut. This will simplify any change in license.
His message is a bit cryptic. He seems to imply that he will release
his latest version of pano12.dll as LGPL, not the sourceforge version.
He has stated that the change in license is not retroactive. This
creates interesting legal repercusions. If he does not take command of
the pano12 branch, then it can't be LGPLed automatically. It will be
necessary to create a patch to whatever he releases as the LGPL-pano12
and marge them accordingly. Sourceforge's Pano12 is a derivative work
of the (old) GPL version, hence GPL. It needs to become a derivative
work of the LGPL version.
If he is not interested in continuing developing pano13, then the same
should be done with it. That way pano13 GPL legal standing is
independent of him.