[swfmill] readpng license incompatibility; swfmill distribution (temporarily) stopped.
dan at f3c.com
Mon Apr 30 09:40:18 EDT 2007
i have been made aware of a small license breach in swfmill's use of
Greg Roelof's "sample code" for using libpng to read PNG files. It was
published under a 3-clause BSD license requiring advertisement of the
author's copyright with all distribution, which is incompatible with
the GPL, swfmill's favoured license.
Until the situation has cleared up, i have stopped distribution of
swfmill's source and binary archives. I have asked Greg for
permission/relicensing of the code, to allow me to put the stuff back
If i/we dont get permission, we'll have to rewrite the functionality.
It's not a major problem, but as usual i might be lacking the time for
it, and also i currently don't have access to my usual machine for
compilation on Windows and OSX, so it might take a while to get back to
the distribution standard you've gotten accustomed to.
Meanwhile, i hope for your understanding.
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