[Xapian-discuss] Re: [Swig-devel] license issue

William S Fulton wsf at fultondesigns.co.uk
Thu Aug 23 14:33:05 BST 2007

I have already looked at cvs and gave the links to it too. See email 
from earlier today.


Sam Liddicott wrote:
> Sorry for top posting again.
> Lets check CVs to be sure that the license boilerplate was added by Richard and not me or David.
> I'm thinking it was me and that I did it to make sure the generated code would be fully compatable with the PHP license - I rewrote the php generator so in order to generate a xapian module but then I wasn't figuring on that module being regenerated with xapian but to be stored in the cvs of php itself.
> There is tiny boilerplate C, enough to actually register as a php module, but I don't see why the boilerplate text in the BsD licensed php module generator can't be changed as long as the new text can be legally applied to new generated code, which I think it can.
> Sam
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Olly Betts" <olly at survex.com>
> To: "Sam Liddicott" <sam at liddicott.com>
> Cc: "Xapian Discussion" <xapian-discuss at lists.xapian.org>; "William S Fulton" <wsf at fultondesigns.co.uk>; swig-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
> Sent: 23/08/07 14:16
> Subject: Re: [Xapian-discuss] Re: [Swig-devel] license issue
> On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 02:06:54PM +0100, Sam Liddicott wrote:
>> William, I think we can easily change the license emitted by the code
>> generator for the php module.
>> Olly, until then I think it is fine to edit the generated code and
>> change the license. The xapian authors are the ones licensing the code
>> there.
> The generated file contains code from SWIG too though.
> I suspect the inclusion of the PHP licence boilerplate wasn't fully
> though through, but it could be that Richard Palmer made use of code
> from PHP itself which had that licence, and that this code can get
> inserted into the generated file, so just removing the licence seems
> unwise.  Similarly, I don't think it's wise to just remove it from
> SWIG unless we have a firm idea why it was added in the first place.
> I found another old address for Richard at uchicago.edu which also
> bounces.  But does that mean that Dave Beazley might know him?
> Cheers,
>     Olly

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