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Hello GLUI folks,
I ran into Paul Rademacher at the Google booth at SIGGRAPH last week and we had a nice chat about GLUI's license.
Bottom line, Paul fully supports changing the license to something less restrictive than LGPL. I suggest we change it to ZLIB license because it's short, readable, and unrestrictive. The entire text of the license is included below.
To do this we need to get the OK from all contributors. Fortunately there are not so many contributors at this point.
If you contributed any code to GLUI, please respond indicating whether you agree or disagree to the change in license.
As far as I know the list of contributors is as follows:
Need to contact:
John Kew (new widgets, filebrowser etc)
Alain Durat ("good idle" bugfix)
Orion Sky Lawlor (recent additions, mipmapped rotation ball etc)
The proposed new license (ZLIB-based):
Copyright (C) 1998-2006 Paul Rademacher
This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
arising from the use of this software.
Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
freely, subject to the following restrictions:
Is there any progress on the proposed license change? Is it likely to happen?
Nope. One of the people who contributed code did not respond to repeated emails about the license. So I gave up.
I don't remember for sure, but I think that one person may have been the one who contributed the new and very buggy widgets. If so a possible route would be to throw those out, then change the license. If it wasn't that person then the contribution was even less.
Yep, just double checked my mail archives.
It was indeed John Kew who never responded to questions about changing the GLUI license.
You're welcome to try contacting him again, but I gave up.
Thanks for your reply. I searched the web and found a couple of different
addresses which appear to be John. I wrote to one yesterday. I will try
the other one in a couple of days if I don't hear back.
I (John) remember giving my permission a long time ago, but anyways, the license change is fine. My personal email address is peri at logorrhea.com
That is great. Thanks.
Yeah, I posted it to the "Developers" forum.