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    According to Sam Lantinga on the libsdl.org site, SDL 1.3 will be under zlib license. He reported that they were going forward with licensing terms "that are compatible with open source and commercial projects" via the sdl mailing list. This will provide you absolutely free static linking on iOS and other platforms.

    SDL development will mostly be community driven, but they will be working to make it easier to contribute to in many ways and are looking for people interested in helping out. Meanwhile, both Ryan C. Gordon and Sam, himself will continue to co-ordinate patch integration and SDL releases.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan C. Gordon
    The zlib license basically says this:

    - Do what you want (but don't take our names off the source code).
    - Don't sue us (no warranty).
    - Mention us in the documentation if you like, but you don't have to.

    You can read more about the zlib License at www.zlib.net.

    Be sure to check out the latest and greatest news about SDL at www.libsdl.org.

    News Source: SDL Mailing List
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. paul_nicholls's Avatar
      paul_nicholls -
      Well, this news should make a lot of people happy!

    1. chronozphere's Avatar
      chronozphere -
      Well, this news should make a lot of people happy!
      Works for me.
    1. Stoney's Avatar
      Stoney -
      Wow, this is awesome. I would have personally preferred MIT, but zlib works for me too. This makes SDL 1.3 + iOS + Pascal more attractive. Unfortunately this change is only for SDL 1.3, SDL 1.2 is still LGPL.
    1. Matthias's Avatar
      Matthias -
      Good news, at least for everybody who is interested in commercial development.

      This may attract new users to this wonderful piece of software!