[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo/LocationTech relationship

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 08:23:28 PST 2015

Thanks Sandro for the useful link,

I am all on cutting down inflammatory language.  License discussions are
very difficult to navigate as we need to respect others (while disagreeing
with the decisions they have made). Do you think it is worth making an
OSGeo wiki page linking to resources such as you provided?

Here is a talk
<http://www.slideshare.net/jgarnett/open-development-55086011> on open
data, open standards, open source, open development - can you check slide
12 where I try and describe license compatibility.

Aside: sadly a lot of virtue are open source, one of the reasons we have so
many of them (sigh).

Jody Garnett

On 13 November 2015 at 12:07, Sandro Santilli <strk at keybit.net> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 11:39:22AM +0100, Andrea Ross wrote:
> > It is the viral nature of the GPL & AGPL that keeps projects using
> > those licenses out if LocationTech & Eclipse for now.
> It is actually LocationTech and Eclipse keeping those projects
> out, not any "virus". There's no prescription in GPL and AGPL
> licenses preventing you from distributing the code.
> The only thing you can not do, with GPL and AGPL, is distributing
> the code while not also distributing the freedom that came with it.
> Is that something LocationTech and Eclipse are planning to do ?
> Please do not spread use of the term "virus" in association with
> free software. Last I checked every software virus was proprietary.
> For a more appropriate terminology, please refer to:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft
> --strk;
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