Below is Tuomo's response regarding the Notion license in its entirety.
In short, he was not interested in modifying the terms of the license,
however, he did confirm that the Notion satisfies the terms of the
So, what's next? Is there anything I can do to help the process along?
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Questions Regarding the Ion(tm) License
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2013 10:15:16 +0000
From: Tuomo Valkonen <tuomov(a)iki.fi>
To: Jeff Backus <jeff.backus(a)gmail.com>
On 06 Dec 2013, at 12:44, Jeff Backus <jeff.backus(a)gmail.com>
I know you are very busy, so I will be brief.
I am writing to you on behalf of the Notion project, which is a fork of Ion3(tm) created
in 2010. Since you have obviously moved onto bigger and better things and Ion3(tm) has not
been active since 2009, we feel that the additional clauses added to the LGPL 2.1 license
are no longer necessary to avoid confusion with regard to supporting unofficial versions -
particularly since you have officially stated that you no longer offer support of any
version. Therefore we ask that you grant permission to the Notion project to distribute as
part of the Notion project any and all Ion(tm)-related material, including but not limited
to primary and ancillary code and documentation, under the terms of the official LGPL
version 2.1 as specified at https://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.html
If you are not interested in releasing Ion(tm) under the official LGPL, either through
Notion or other means, would you please at least verify that the Notion name sufficiently
satisfies the Ion3(tm) license?
An simple e-mailed response is sufficient for either request. I thank you in advance for