|Issue 190:||License mix|
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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
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
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
No. It licensed under GPLv2
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