[Board] The geotools license agenda item

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Thu Aug 9 09:17:32 PDT 2012

On 12-08-09 10:21 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> 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".
> Folks,
> 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.

I also read it the same way.

Daniel Morissette
Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

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