More detailed info would definitely be helpful. I've also gone ahead and
added the board list via CC since this was intended to go to the board.
Just to throw out there, I am aware of a couple things. At least Jon Cruz
(I believe also Felipe Sanches) has committed multi-licensed code at some
point. At least some of the MPL was also licensed as GPL. Regarding the
GPL2 vs 3 issue, we still haven't run across anything that explicitly
states GPL2 only and what is there says GPL2 or later... so according to
discussions with SFC, we are technically still a GPL2 project just with
some GPL3 code.
One example of a multi-licensed file can be viewed at
On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 7:38 AM, Ted Gould <ted@...1...> wrote:
I personally am not aware of any licensing issues that we have in
Inkscape, thanks for bringing this to our attention! Do you have a report
that has more detail of which files/directories are which license so we can
look into it with more detail?
On Thu, 2014-05-15 at 12:43 +0000, Kanefeyer, Jan wrote:
Hello Inkscape board,
We are planning to use inkscape. Thus we scanned the source code of
inkscape 0.48.4 for OSS licenses. So we found out that inscape 0.48.4
includes the following licenses:
Apache License 2.0
creativecommons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
Unfortunately there are license incompatibilities between some on the
Apache 2.0 <-> GPL 2.0
GPL 2.0 <-> GPL 3.0
MPL 1.1 <-> GPL 2.0 + GPL 3.0 + LGPL 2.1 + Apache License 2.0
This leads to a serious problem: The creator of the code published under
Apache License 2.0 can prohibit a publishing of his code under GPL 2.0. So
we are not allowed to publish it at all.
So here are my questions:
Is the community aware of this problem?
Is there a general statement regarding this topic available?
Are there any counter measures planned/implemented?
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