[Board] The geotools license agenda item

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Aug 9 07:21:57 PDT 2012

On 12-08-09 07:15 AM, Martin Desruisseaux wrote:
> Le 09/08/12 22:58, Jody Garnett a écrit :
>> I am afraid the very next line in section "V. Obligations of the Foundation"
>> specially covers changing license as a board responsibility, made in
>> conjunction with the group governing the project. There are a couple of
>> restrictions, open source license, in accordance with the bylaws of the
>> Foundation etc…
> That paragraph specifies the conditions under which the Foundation can
> re-license; I don't read it as the contributor's conditions. Indeed, the
> section title is "Obligations of the Foundation".


For reference, I also read it that way.  I don't see any effort in the
agreement to restrict the contributors rights in this way.  This is
basically a promise from the foundation to the contributor.

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