In the last hectic days before piksel05 there’s currently a lot of activity going on in all corners of the earth in preparation for our gathering here in Bergen. Among them is the latest dispute on the piksel-dev list to find the right license for the Livido specs. As we all know Livido itself will be licensed under the LGPL, but the question now is how to license the specs, which is a document defining Livido functionality and design. The two positions is to either license it under a restricted license like the CC No Change license to be able to freeze the specs to avoid subversioning, or to keep it open for change through something like the GNU FDL.

Currently there is a vote going on between the Livido developers and so far we have 2 votes in favor of a restricted license, and are waiting for the decisions of the remaining 2 developers.

Hopefully this will be the last remaining obstacle before we can see a Livido 1.0 release. 🙂