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*To*: eigen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx*Subject*: Re: [eigen] Relicensing Eigen*From*: Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:23:58 -0400*Cc*: Keir Mierle <mierle@xxxxxxxxx>*Dkim-signature*: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=gmail.com; s=20120113; h=mime-version:in-reply-to:references:date:message-id:subject:from:to :cc:content-type:content-transfer-encoding; bh=jjGjawhX89Cqjhiykaxr/KomiXG1JntFkASUmy14+jc=; b=GTAn3JlNTC1K/USQJ0VYwwp7yd3Kns/FXlEgLkwi/uBTpL6CTAalM8DQ0SdNPdo2YR 2LMDT22o3lVsaBLWcRy2BPtTWrILnJlotcG2LpxUH8rG07AOvKxC9XWNDbY31RtR5X+V MtBkzyOqFxIcUrvpw6Dhfev9nNGzyzqTK+R2brqV3wUBIJafzzZkBVkW6Hj+crW/13+c f2rfDoa2PzL94jTDQkJY83ly8PnjmbCbKTEU4pe4uDjln9oyVLZg2cwhANQskHhc9yCd hN2kEzhvVyCE0+mnjFkphKkyDYGCucRC6p3H+WuQ1Dukfx8dgBP1ysvnIHOajcJt41o6 8jkw==

Thanks Daniel. This is a tremendously useful reply and confirms what I thought. I was also wondering if there were any issues on the GPL side of things, but from your reply I assume that that is not the case. Cheers, Benoit 2012/6/28 Daniel Berlin <dannyb@xxxxxxxxxx>: > I'm also happy to put you in touch with Luis Villa, who was > responsible for much of the MPLv2 process > > There are only two cases i'm aware of in which MPLv2 is GPL incompatible. > 1. The author of the code has attached a notice stating the code is > "incompatible with secondary licenses", under section 1.5 (using the > notice in Exhibit B, as per section 10.4) > > 2. The original code is MPL 1.1, you use section 6.2 of the MPL 1.1 to > use the code under the terms of "any subsequent version of this > license", and the original code was not dual licensed to make it GPL > compatible. This is also covered by section 1.5. > > So without doing anything, unless you fall into situation 2, or have > code that falls into situation 1, MPLv2 is a GPL compatible license, > because it allow distribution under the terms of a Secondary license > (defined in section 1.12), per section 3.3 > > > On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Keir Mierle <mierle@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> +dannyb >> >> Dan kindly offered to comment on this issue. >> >> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx> >> wrote: >>> >>> Anyone wanting to help speed up this process, here is how you can help: >>> >>> Read the MPL2 text carefully and report here on exactly what is the >>> status of GPL compatibility, report if we need to do anything >>> non-default to enable GPL compatibility, and point to precise >>> sentences in the MPL2 text. >>> >>> Resources: >>> the MPL2: http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/ >>> the FAQ: http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/FAQ.html >>> >>> Thanks! >>> >>> Benoit >>> >>> 2012/6/28 Marcus D. Hanwell <marcus.hanwell@xxxxxxxxxxx>: >>> > On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 2:54 PM, Rhys Ulerich <rhys.ulerich@xxxxxxxxx> >>> > wrote: >>> >>> OSS-knowledgeable lawyer >>> >> >>> >> Those are like doctors. Best to get a second opinion. Maybe a third >>> >> and fourth. :) >>> >> >>> > We have sought a few ourselves, and it is has been one of our main >>> > issues in using this. I don't know the exact time frame, but Benoit >>> > just recently posted an update on this. >>> > >>> > Virtually everything I do is released BSD, and in the business world >>> > the sheer size and complexity of the GPL licenses can be a real >>> > impediment to using libraries. It is great to see Eigen moving to a >>> > simpler license. >>> > >>> > Hopefully Benoit (or others) will be around with more details soon. >>> > >>> > Marcus >>> > >>> > >>> >>> >> > >

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