[Box Backup] Box Backup licensing

Martin Ebourne lists at ebourne.me.uk
Fri Jan 22 08:12:08 GMT 2010


On Fri, 2010-01-22 at 09:00 +0100, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Hi Achim,
> 
> On Thu, 21 Jan 2010, Achim wrote:
> 
> > Chris is asking for objections, but I actually want to take a couple of 
> > seconds to 1) extend my manifold "Thank you" to everyone contributing to 
> > Box Backup, and 2) congratulate the stakeholders for a wise proposal 
> > (and hopefully soon: decision) with the move to as much GPL (v3?) as 
> > possible.
> 
> Regarding GPL version: Sorry for not thinking about this earlier. While I 
> would consider GPLv3, I'd prefer not to make it incompatible with GPLv2 
> projects, including Boxi, so I'm going with GPLv2 for now.

I would suggest the GPL v2 or later standard wording, rather than GPL v2
only. This would make later re-licensing to GPL v3 easier if the
maintainers desired. It also gives wider compatibility if combining code
with other open source projects.

Cheers,
Martin




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