[Board] incubation and risk

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Thu Oct 2 05:03:55 PDT 2014

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 10:43 AM, Jachym Cepicky
<jachym.cepicky at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jody,
> thanks for the info.
> I do not know why, I somehow had feeling, that the code is checked as
> well for potential patents issues?

Just as a (historic) comment: we as GRASS GIS project tried to achieve
this. Our code vetting took about two years and we had to eliminate
relevant code due to incompatibilities with the GPL (indeed, we did
that already in 1999 before adopting the GNU GPL).
So that code base should be clean and other OSGeo projects will have
done similar efforts.


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