pkgconfig license

Matthieu Herrb matthieu.herrb at
Sun Apr 24 11:41:47 PDT 2005

Zack Rusin wrote:
> On Saturday 23 April 2005 17:00, Owen Taylor wrote:
>>[ There actually is a C++ alternate implementation of pkg-config
>>  floating around. I haven't looked at the licensing of that. ]
> Yes, I and Ian have an implementation of pkg-config that could be 
> relicensed to anything. We created it because we wanted to have a 
> linkable pkg-config library. So if the license of current pkg-config 
> implementation is really a problem (and given the amount of arguments 
> against it, I don't think it is) I can at any moment contribute to Xorg 
> an implementation of pkg-config with _any_ license the community 
> wishes.

Thanks for this offer.
> I think we're trying to find a problem where there really isn't one :)

If it's possible to use your version as an alternative to the gnome 
version in X.Org builds, and it is made available under the  MIT license 
(or a BSD license) then this issue is closed.

Is it currently available somewhere, so that we can try it ?
Matthieu Herrb

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