[mono-packagers] libgdiplus license clarification

Michel Alexandre Salim michael.silvanus at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 23:08:13 EDT 2009

Thanks, Andrew.

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Andrew Jorgensen<ajorgensen at novell.com> wrote:
>  See attached.
> a. libgdiplus "own" sources are MIT.X11
> b. libgdiplus SVN (and tarballs) includes cairo, which (iirc) is LGPL/MPL
> c. the final package* becomes LGPL/MPL (like cairo)
> * actually if people are building without the embedded cairo (possible since 2.4) then it should be all MIT.X11 (if they take care of stripping all cairo/pixman sources from the distribution)
We build against the system cairo, so yes, looks like stripping the
cairo directory would do the trick. It would be nice to get a
pre-stripped tarball, too.

pixman is actually MIT-licensed (though I might as well strip it too,
since it's only needed by the internal cairo). The COPYING file for
pixman is currently zero-length, by the way.



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