Re: GPL and LGPL not acceptable for Fedora!
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Jima wrote: > On Thu, 16 Aug 2007, Toshio Kuratomi wrote: >> As an alternative, we could have some boilerplate that specifically >> explains the situation to the upstream author when we encounter a bare >> "GPL" in the source code: > > I emailed an upstream with a similar message yesterday when I > encountered a COPYING file but no copyright/licensing-related comments > in the source. They responded immediately agreeing that they should add > copyright information, and even going so far as to ask my opinion on > whether they should use a specific version of the GPL or not. (Wow, > what a cooperative upstream.) FWIW, this was Coraid, upstream for > aoetools and vblade. > > I'm definitely a proponent of contacting upstream for clarification. > Hopefully all of them will be so friendly, especially since clearing > this up now could save them problems down the road. > Yeah, I don't forsee any difficulties when upstream is actively developing the software. It's when upstream is dead or has hundreds of contributors that we could run into problems. If upstream is dead I suppose that assuming GPL+ or GPLv2+ makes no difference as upstream won't complain and change the license later :-) If upstream is merely unresponsive (extended "vacation" someone new picks up development later, etc) we could run into problems where upstream's stance upon resumption conflicts with ours. If upstream has hundreds of contributors, we have to decide what to license as while they hash out how to deal with the situation (Looks like legally they can put it to a vote of the current contributors as to what version they want at that point.) - -Toshio -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Fedora - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFGxcdaX6yAic2E7kgRAgILAKCmyOB2t1cAfQ8aKVhBtXLipycUcwCfSeUz FlsHjp0uvOIj5EXA4qD+EEs= =axKP -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Fedora-maintainers mailing list Fedora-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-maintainers -- Fedora-maintainers-readonly mailing list Fedora-maintainers-readonly@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-maintainers-readonly
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