[geos-devel] Will GEOS license follow JTS?

Howard Butler howard at hobu.co
Mon Feb 24 06:27:51 PST 2014

On Feb 24, 2014, at 4:38 AM, Pepijn Van Eeckhoudt <pepijn at vaneeckhoudt.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> As part of the move of to LocationTech it seems JTS is going to be relicensed to BSD and/or EPL. Since JTS is kind of the upstream project for GEOS, I was wondering if GEOS was going to follow this example or not?


> I know licensing issues have come up before and that this is a bit controversial. Not trying to push in any particular direction here. Just informing what the plans may or may not be.

No plans. Sandro (the developer of the majority of the GEOS port) is adamantly opposed to relicensing to any license like BSD, MIT, or EPL. It just isn't going to happen.

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