[Bf-committers] Solid library

Matt Ebb bf-committers@blender.org
Fri, 4 Jul 2003 21:46:37 +1000

>From that GNU page, it seems you can do this if you are the copyright
holder. Does the Blender Foundation automatically own copyright of code that
is committed? Or are the individual patches/commits/etc still owned by the


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ton Roosendaal" <ton@blender.org>
To: <bf-committers@blender.org>
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2003 9:42 PM
Subject: [Bf-committers] Solid library

> Hi,
> Gino van den Bergen mailed me with an update. His library (solid 3.5)
> is close to completion. He prefers to wait with the GPL release of it
> when his book on Collision Detection is ready, which now is scheduled
> "end of Q3/early Q4".
> I know book publishers, and such deadlines easily extend months... :/
> However, Gino offers to make the binaries for the library available
> sooner. This will put us in a potential GPL licensing conflict.
>  From the GNU GPL faq:
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WritingFSWithNFLibs
> Or in short, we need to add to our license:
>      In addition, as a special exception, Gino van den Bergen
>      gives permission to link the code of this program with
>      the SOLID 3.5 library, and distribute linked combinations
>      including the two.  You must obey the GNU General Public
>      License in all respects for all of the code used other than
>      SOLID 3.5.  If you modify this file, you may extend this
>      exception to your version of the file, but you are not
>      obligated to do so.  If you do not wish to do so, delete
>      this exception statement from your version.
> Opinions, suggestions?
> -Ton-
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