Not sure if this is a good idea. One of the reasons why X was so successful was its very permissive license.
i for one approve the choice of the license.
LGPL is very permissive license. You can do whatever you want but:
- distributing a modififyed version without releasing the changes.
- statically linking (not proven in court)
looks totally fair to me.
talking about consoles is absurd, period. why should open source programmers worry about some draconic agreements for some of the most closed down systems in existence?
AFAIK those agreements were the reason World of Goo was not open sourced with the humble bundle initiative. if this is the case, it is certain there won't be any contributions back from console crowd. so, why bother?
Uhhh, "you can do everything BUT this and that" is exactly what makes the LGPL quite non-permissive.
Wayland wants to be the next standard windowing system for Linux/Unix. I hope the new license won't alienate possible users or contributors.
the license does not affect the user whatsoever, and i don't see how it can alienate contributors. it will only alienate those who didn't want to contribute to begin with or those that have irrational fears against the GPL world.
neither case deserve the license to be changed.
GPL can be a problem in app store apps (but it makes little sense for free apps, like VLC where some people are kicking up a stink over nothing) but nobody is going to use Wayland in an applicaiton...
Intel-i-station in rd? :)