[SDL] possible SDL license terms change?
GregorMueckl at gmx.de
Mon Aug 9 02:05:16 PDT 2004
On Saturday 07 August 2004 18:50, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 06:19:10PM +0200, Clemens Kirchgatterer wrote:
> > adding exceptions to the LGPL leads to even more "unfree" software. what
> > is not our intention, is it? ;-)
> I understand this, but in some cases, the _architecture_ on which we wish
> to take advantage of OSS (e.g., libSDL) restricts us in ways not
> accounted-for in the LGPL, sadly. :^/
> Such is life in the cellphone game industry, I guess. ;)
There is a back door in the GPL at least (I'm not quite sure if it's in the
LGPL, too): The FSF may produce a newer version of the license text, to which
the licensee may upgrade without explicit permission from the copyright
There is a commentary statement somewhere in the license saying that this
mechanism is intended for the case that new technical situations (e.g. the
cell phone thingie) require an adjustment of the licensing rules.
Maybe you should talk to the FSF and persuade them to considere a new version
of the GPL/LGPL, because SDL is not the only library that's potentially
> bill at newbreedsoftware.com "Avoid missing ball for high score"
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