Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] preliminary code submission
From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:33:18 -0500
Ronnie wrote:
"I am not sure that this licence is compatible with GPLv2 which may
hinder its inclusion into wireshark."

As I've stated before, I don't have much personal interest in the helen
dissector.  So unless it carries a GPL license (or someone in the
Wireshark core reads the Dark Corner license and convinces me that it's
GPL-compatible and would be accepted into the Wireshark code base), I
have absolutely zero interest in it.  A non-GPL license attached to the
helen dissector may not only hinder its inclusion into Wireshark but
also the willingness of anyone, such as myself, to continue to assist
with its development.

- Chris

-----Original Message-----
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sahlberg
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 5:59 PM
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Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] preliminary code submission

Any particular reason this is not licensed under GPL?


I am not sure that this licence is compatible with GPLv2 which may
hinder its inclusion into wireshark.
It is not known to the gpl folks and thus not explicitely listed as
gpl compatible.
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html


There are also some sections I think might be problematic and which
would require a more detailed analysis.


Possible to re-licence it under GPLv2 or maybe one of the other
licences that have been verified to be compatible and
has the blessing of the gpl folks?



regards
ronnie sahlberg


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