some questions

Malek Hadj-Ali malek at
Tue Feb 12 13:35:13 CET 2008

On Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:55:12 +0100
Marc Lehmann <schmorp at> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 10:40:14AM +0100, Malek Hadj-Ali
> <malek at> wrote:
> > 1/ Is it okay to copy/paste the documentation into my own work
> > (adjusting it where it needs to be adjusted, of course).
> Yes, as long as you adhere to the libev license when doing so.

> > 2/ I intended to publish it under the GPL2 licence. Is it okay with
> > you, Mark?
> Marc, and it is your decision. I think it is pointless to wrap a bsd
> licensed library with a (likely thin) GPL2 (only?) wrapper, but it is
> your code.
Oops, sorry for the Marc/Mark confusion.

> > Do you think it is compatible with your own licence?
> It explicitly mentions this in every file. It is both compatible and
I see that now, it is not mentionned in LICENSE though.

> can be relicensed to GPL version 2 or any later version. Note that
> you will have to maintain your own copy of the library then, as libev
> cannot accept gpl-only code.
Just to be clear, I do not intend to embed libev, just to depend on it,
so maybe the all licences questions are pointless (I really don't know).

> > If not what kind of free licence would you recommend?
> I'd recommend using the same license as libev itself (read ev.h for
> details), to avoid confusion by users.
> But it really _is_ up to you.

Thanks for yor answers.



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