Review and update licenses

Registered by Anders Logg on 2010-09-06

A bunch of different licenses are used for various FEniCS components, mostly different versions of GPL and LGPL.

I would be practical to clean up among the licenses and maybe even use the same license for all components. At least, we should settle on either GPL or LGPL v3 or any later version for all components. One immediate benefit is that a common license would simplify packaging for Debian/Ubuntu since that requires listing all licenses used and that involves some work (even for DOLFIN alone!).

One implication is the need for changing the DOLFIN license which is now LGPL v2.1.

An important point to consider is the potential implication of the GPL license used in FFC and UFL, which might force GPL on DOLFIN.

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I like LGPL. /Marie, /Kristian

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