Change of release and governance model for Thunderbird

Kent James kent at caspia.com
Tue Jul 17 16:00:37 UTC 2012


On 7/17/2012 7:05 AM, Mike Conley wrote:
> I think the conclusion we came to in IRC a few months back was that 
> we'd probably want to use something like libssh via js-ctypes, and 
> then package SFTP support as an add-on (since libssh is GPL'd).
>
> Sounds like a fun project, if anyone has the cycles. :) 
Does anyone know if there would be restrictions to shipping an addon 
containing GPL code with the product itself? Perhaps a corollary 
question is, why can extensions be GPL code and not core code?

rkent



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