LXDE-Qt Licensing Polices

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RyanBram
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LXDE-Qt Licensing Polices

Postby RyanBram » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:14 am

Hi, my name is Ryan and I'm new here.
I am very interested with the lightweightness offered by LXDE, and become more interested when hear about the merge with Razor-Qt as I am more prefered Qt over GTK+3.
Based on Razor-Qt licensing policies that I read, the author of Razor-Qt prefer LGPL over GPL.
How the merge of LXDE and Razor-Qt will affect the future of LXDE-Qt? Will it also prefer LGPL over GPL.
I suggest both developers should consider it earlier before everything get more complicated.
My opinion is to prefer LGPL over GPL, as it will help wider acceptance for LXDE-Qt especially from corporate sponsorship that may interested with LXDE or from non-Linux operating system that avoid GPL as possible (e.g. FreeBSD).
Just for information, there are many notable projects which switch their license from GPL to more relaxed license : VLC, GEGL, ApacheOpenOffice, SDL, PySide, etc.

Source:
https://github.com/Razor-qt/razor-qt/wi ... ing-policy

Regards,

RyanBram
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Re: LXDE-Qt Licensing Polices

Postby Rex Bouwense » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:05 pm

Welcome to the lxde forum. While we welcome your comments, if you want the developers to see them then you should probably communicate directly with them. See the directions at the beginning of the sub-forum. We area small forum and welcome all to contribute either with problems and or solutions. I encourage to introduce yourself in the cafe. Stick around help.
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Re: LXDE-Qt Licensing Polices

Postby RyanBram » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:24 pm

Thanks for the answer.
I have tried to directly contact the developer through mailing list, but there is no answer at all. I didn't know if my message was sent or not, or the developer just ignored it.
Is there a way to track my message in mailinglist?
Sorry for inconvenience.
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Re: LXDE-Qt Licensing Polices

Postby Rex Bouwense » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:31 pm

Sorry. That I do not know. SourceForge would be the develpoer I believe. They are normally pretty good at least listing the bugs discovered or requests. See:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxde/
I think that what you would be lloking for would be under "tracker".
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