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Re: [E-devel] evas and poppler
On Mon, 13 Feb 2006, Nathan Ingersoll wrote:
> I have no objections myself. The licensing is a little bit odd in my
> understanding. You could license your sourcecode as BSD, like most of E, as
> long as you don't copy code directly from poppler,
there's a function that I have not copy the code, but I have taken the
algo and used the Ecore list instead of GList (or GIterator, i can't
remember). So the algorithm is almost the same. Is it annoying ?
> but if you link against
> poppler then the executable will be GPL. So you end up with a situation
> where, if people get the code from CVS, they can consider it BSD licensed.
> If they are distributing the application, they need to treat it as GPL.
> On 2/13/06, Vincent Torri <Vincent.Torri@iecn.u-nancy.fr> wrote:
> > hello,
> > for those who do not know, poppler is a library that can parse and render
> > pdf content to some kind of 'bitmaps'. I've written an evas frontend for
> > it. But the developpers don't want to include it in the poppler cvs until
> > "a couple of applications start using it". I don't know how people will
> > use that front end if it's not available.
> > So I would like to add the evas front end (with three widgets (evas smart
> > one, ewl one and etk one) and with an example for all of them) in the
> > proto/ directory. In addition, it will be easier for us to maintain it.
> > I recall that, as poppler takes code from xpdf, it's released under the
> > GPL licence.
> > Is there any objection to add that 'epdf' library in proto/ ? (licence
> > (i don't know much about the problems related to licence) or something
> > else)
> > Vincent
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