pkgconfig license

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Sat Apr 23 07:22:44 PDT 2005

On Sat, 23 Apr 2005, Matthieu Herrb wrote:

> Reading I see that
> pkgconfig is required to build the modular tree, not only for developpers.
> This conflicts with the goal that X.Org should be buildable on OpenBSD's
>   (or NetBSD's) base system which doesn't include pkgconfig (and never
> will as long as its license is the GPL).
> Is it possible to ask the pkgconfig developpers to change the license to
> the MIT/X one or at least to a dual scheme ?

I agree it should have a better license.

And it should be easy to rewrite.

Also, I think pkg-config can be bypassed also for OpenBSD and NetBSD since
you already have a defined system and clearly know what software is

 Jeremy C. Reed

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