Switch to LGPL
As you may notice, there hasn't been any new revision since a couple months. Even if I don't have as much time as before to give to the project, I certainly don't want it to die. Scalpel isn't usable yet, but it's a fairly advanced work in progress.
This is why I believe it's time to open the project to the community. I want to encourage as many competent people as possible to contribute to it.
However, as you may know, the GNU GPL prevents proprietary software programmers (or more exactly non-GPL software programmers) to use such licensed libraries in their works. Whether we support free software or not, the result is that Scalpel will be less used, less tested, less reviewed and eventually less good.
To make Scalpel better (or simply to keep it alive), I decided to switch the project under the GNU LGPL license.
Why not BSD or Boost Software license?
A simpler and less restrictive license such as the BSDL or the BSL would be more convenient for users. However, I believe Scalpel is still too young and unknown for it. There is a risk for Scalpel to be forked to a closed-source program that I don't want to take.
Of course, switching to the LGPL is not enough to found a community. The next step for me is the writting of the developer documentation Scapel has always lacked.