[argyllcms] Re: Argyll CMS in Fedora (and Mandriva)

  • From: Graeme Gill <graeme@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 12:21:21 +1100

Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
Ok, the fedora-legal verdict is in. Ignoring the GPLv2 files I had
already removed it seems there is a problem with cgats/License.txt &


I'm rather surprised, since Ghostscript reviewed this licence,
and has no issues with it.

2. dual-licence this code under GPLv3 and its current licence. The code
integrated in argyll would be under GPLv3 clauses, and the original
licensing conditions would still be available for non-GPLv3 projects

This is not as straightforward as it seems, because it is necessary
then to have a condition that the two offered licenses not
be removed, and the phrasing of this type of condition appears
to be where the problem is with the existing libusb/cgats licenses.

3. select another license already considered to be GPLv3-compatible by
big actors like the FSF, and use it as-is without changing its text
(which may trigger unforeseen compatibility problems). For example, LGPL
v3, 3-clause BSD, etc

If it makes things more straightforward, then I'm prepared to simply
switch to the MIT license for these two libraries.

My preference would be 3. or 1. but that's something for the authors to
decide. In the meanwhile Fedora Argyll CMS integration has been halted.

Given Ludovico Fischer's report, and my experience with getting
instruments to work with USB, I think you need to take another look
at the libusb issue as well. If you're going to try and change
the version of libusb that Argyll is linked to, then I think
it is quite necessary for you to do regression testing with all the
supported instruments, to properly qualify it.

Graeme Gill.

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