Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Outstanding 0.99.8 issues
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 09:19:40 +0100
Ulf Lamping wrote:
Gerald Combs schrieb:
The 0.99.8 roadmap still has the following items in the pending queue:

   - Move over revisions 24465, 24466, and 24467

     I'll take care of this tonight or tomorrow.

   - Update the Windows PCRE package

     Is there an up-to-date package available? If not, should we try to build
     our own?

   - Address licensing questions

     Which questions need to be addressed?
This was discussed some time ago on the list - while discussing the Wireshark license text. We need to go trough all the files looking for third party stuff and have a look at their exact license. For example, our authors page mentions "xy gave permission to use ..." and this "list" might be incomplete. I could imagine we use / include some BSD stuff and not mentioning the corresponding clause in our license text. We also have the Win32 binary dll's repository, that contains only very little source code (which e.g. violates the LGPL license of GTK+). Stuff like that.
I don't think this is a show stopper and it seems that no one seems to 
care anyway ;-)
This is stuff I like to get out of the way BEFORE 1.0. As I've mentioned before
there's additional stuff that needs our attention when releasing 1.0, which will
receive more scrutiny then our beta releases up to now. I would be a pity if
these kind of things would bite us, instead of being congratulated coming out of
beta.

Thanx,
Jaap