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Issue 190: License mix
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Reported by superdup...@trash-mail.com, Sep 25, 2009
The license of PyICQt seems to be GPL version 2 (without the "any later"
addition) but if you have a look at e.g. src/chardet_utf/utf8prober.py you
see that there is a license mix. "LGPL 2.1 + any later version" and some
Netscape license tags. Do the Netscape license tags still count? If it is a
rewrite why not remove them?
Oct 3, 2009
Project Member #1 r000ns...@gmail.com
Code in chardet_utf is ported to python encoding detection engine from Mozilla.
Netscape Navigator codebase was distributed under Netscape Public License, which
after was renamed to Mozilla Public License. Currently based on it Mozilla Firefox
distributed under MPL/GPL/LGPL. 
LGPL 2.1 compatible with GPL 2. 
No problems here
Oct 25, 2009
#2 superdup...@trash-mail.com
But the MPL is not compatible with the GPL
(http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html#MPL). Does that mean that PyICQt is
dual licensed under GPL2 and MPL? If so, it should be made clear in the COPYING and
README files.
Oct 26, 2009
Project Member #3 r000ns...@gmail.com
No. It licensed under GPLv2
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