[Board] incubation and risk

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 10:23:03 PDT 2014


> 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

Markus that sounds like a license compatibility check, not specifically
checking for patents as Jachym was asking about?

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.

Agreed, the experience of GRASS and early projects informs the provenance
review <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Code_Provenance_Review_Process> we ask
for during incubation.
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