Bug#617613: freecad: links with both GPL-licensed and GPL-incompatible libraries
invernomuto at paranoici.org
Fri Mar 11 18:25:32 UTC 2011
On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:27:53 +0100 Teemu Ikonen wrote:
> Hi Francesco,
> Thanks for looking into this.
You're welcome: as I said, I've been struggling for a long time in the
hope to sort it out by myself with Open CASCADE S.A.S.
That's why I didn't report the bug previously.
But now I think I really need help from other people willing to join me
in the persuasion effort.
> As far your option (C) is concerned
> (asking Coin3D copyright holders for a linking exception to Open
> Cascade), Adam Powell made a request for this two years ago. The
> linking exception was not granted. See the mail below.
Now that you mention it, I remember that I was kind of aware of this,
but I thought that option (C) was nevertheless worth mentioning, since
people sometimes change their mind after some time.
Make no mistake, I understand the point of view of Coin3D copyright
holders perfectly (they probably chose the GPL exactly to prevent their
library from being mixed or linked with GPL-incompatible code...).
Anyway, as I stated in the bug report, the most desirable solution is
option (A), so, please, help me in persuading Open CASCADE S.A.S!
New GnuPG key, see the transition document!
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
GnuPG key fpr == CA01 1147 9CD2 EFDF FB82 3925 3E1C 27E1 1F69 BFFE
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