[OpenLayers-Dev] RFC: Changing the License on OpenLayers
eric.c2c at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 15:43:10 EDT 2007
As its name suggests Clear BSD just clarifies BSD. So let's move
forward with the OSGeo incubation.
On 10/10/07, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> My concerns are already noted, but I don't want to see graduation
> blocked by the separate, long winded process you are likely to have on
> your hands getting acceptance of the Clear BSD license.
> Schuyler Erle wrote:
> > * On 9-Oct-2007 at 10:53PM PDT, Cameron Shorter said:
> >> +0
> >> (changed to +1 if +0 is considered blocking)
> >> As noted on PSC email lists, I don't like the proliferation of Open
> >> Source licenses. I understand Metacarta's concerns regarding the
> >> ambiguity of the BSD license and think they are valid.
> >> I'm encouraged by Metacarta's intent to propose the "Clear BSD" be
> >> incorporated into the next version of the BSD. However I'm concerned by
> >> the delay engaging the BSD community, and it seems no resources are
> >> allocated to the task.
> > I think we agreed by consensus that a +0 would block a license change.
> > Our informal understanding with Howard and Frank is that the Clear
> > BSD, as Chris indicated, is sufficiently similar to existing BSD
> > licenses that, given the existing precedent with GDAL, the OSGeo
> > Incubation Committee and Board of Directors are likely to accept it as
> > falling well within the spirit of other OSGeo-approved licenses.
> > It's very important that we have a strong consensus within the PSC
> > before moving forward. Cameron, can we get either a +1 from you, or a
> > more detailed explanation of your concerns so that we can ensure that
> > they get addressed?
> > SDE
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