[Box Backup] Box Backup licensing
chris at qwirx.com
Thu Jan 21 22:18:43 GMT 2010
This is your *last chance* to state your objection to the new license, see
below for more details.
On Fri, 15 Jan 2010, Chris Wilson wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jan 2010, Ben Summers wrote:
>> I am happy to change the code I wrote to the standard BSD license.
>> The advertising clause is no longer fair, as Chris Wilson has taken
>> over. I will leave it to Chris and the community to decide whether or
>> not there should be an advertising clause, and if there is, what it
>> should say.
>> I am not, however, willing to change the license to GPL because I
>> believe the 'Box libraries' are of general utility. I know this will
>> complicate things, but as a compromise I will, at Chris and the
>> community's request, relicense the Box Backup specific code I wrote as
>> GPL if the general purpose libraries are left with the BSD license.
>> I nominate Chris Wilson to adjudicate and make the final decision. :-)
The proposal was:
GPL for the backup parts of Box Backup:
BSD 3-clause (no advertising clause) for everything else:
The advertising clause will *no longer apply* to future releases.
The responses are in. I think we have three in favour of this proposal,
two neutral and none against.
We are therefore changing the licenses as stated above, effective from
midnight on 23 Jan 2010. I will implement this in the distribution code as
soon as possible, and the new license will apply to all future releases
and release candidates, including 0.11rc6.
If there are any objections, please make them known now, in the next 24
hours, otherwise this decision becomes final by default. This is your last
chance to object :)
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