librelist archives

« back to archive

libgit2-glib licensing

libgit2-glib licensing

From:
Nacho
Date:
2012-02-10 @ 10:44
Hey guys,

I was checking the license of libgit2 and I saw that it is gpl2 (without
the +)
but I also saw that it has the linking exception. What kind of license
should
have libgit2-glib? Is it fine if we put a lgpl 2+ license?

Regards.

-- 
Ignacio Casal Quinteiro

Re: [libgit2] libgit2-glib licensing

From:
Vicent Marti
Date:
2012-02-10 @ 14:25
Hey Nacho,

we specifically licensed libgit2 under the GPLv2 with a linking
exception to allow bindings developers to have maximum freedom when
developing bindings to the library. As long as your bindings link
statically or dynamically against libgit2 (i.e. they don't actually
compile the source code of the library), you are free to license them
in any way you want.

We strongly encourage developers to use non-restrictive licenses such
as MIT or BSD, but there's no issue when using lgpl2+.

Cheers,
Vicent

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM, Nacho <nacho.resa@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
>
> I was checking the license of libgit2 and I saw that it is gpl2 (without the
> +)
> but I also saw that it has the linking exception. What kind of license
> should
> have libgit2-glib? Is it fine if we put a lgpl 2+ license?
>
> Regards.
>
> --
> Ignacio Casal Quinteiro