yuval> Hi Daniel,
yuval> --- Daniel M German <dmg@...> wrote:
>> Technically speaking SF panotools and Helmut's
>> panotools are different products. Changing the
>> license of one does not automatically affect
>> the other.
yuval> exactly, and I think Helmut did the sensible thing,
yuval> not only technically, but also humanly. His approach
yuval> is opening the door to merge those two products and
yuval> avoid a fork with SF-PT being the GPL part of the fork
yuval> and HD-PT being the LGPL part of the fork.
Well, this is still a problem. SF-Pano13 is, and will continue to be
I suggest we hold decisions on what and who is to L-GPL what until we
know more from Helmut we are all speculating.
The change of license to LGPL is a step forward.
The LGLP will be very good for those with commercial interests, but
not for me. It will mean that I will be giving away my contributions
to commercial entities without proper compensation. This is
unacceptable to me.
For that reason I will not LGPL pano13 (Pablo and I are the only
contributors of the diffs from pano12 to pano13)
I will, however, donate some of my contributions to Helmut, if he is
to continue maintaining the panotools.
Daniel M. German
dmg (at) uvic (dot) ca
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