[GRASS translations] Re: [GRASS-PSC] Update: Translation Licensing in Rosetta

Brad Douglas rez at touchofmadness.com
Tue Dec 5 19:20:29 EST 2006

On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 14:51 +0100, Markus Neteler wrote:
> [ref: Web based translation platform]
> I was contacted by the Rosetta team yesterday with a followup
> of their license issue (Copyright for translations created in 
> Rosetta/launchpad.net):
> Related mails:
>  http://grass.itc.it/pipermail/translations/2006-June/000212.html
>  http://grass.itc.it/pipermail/translations/2006-June/000214.html
>  http://grass.itc.it/pipermail/translations/2006-July/000224.html
> Their new proposal/offer is that translations would end up being
> BSD licensed, and possibly reused in other projects hosted on
> Launchpad.

I want to see a reference to the BSD license on their legal page.

>From what I read, it only gives the submitter co-copyright for the
particular project being submitted to.  After that, Canonical apparently
has sole copyright to work the submission into whatever package they see
fit.  And there's no guarantee that they won't change the copyright
terms at any point in the future.

Not that this would ever happen, but I prefer to err on the side of
caution and be a little overcritical.

> We now have to decide if this works for us in order to proceed with
> Rosetta or not use it.
> PS: Their legalese page is here: https://launchpad.net/legal/
>     According to my browser it was modified last 05.12.2006, 14:50:41
>     (the page is lacking the date, so I don't know if that's
>     the new version. As it doesn't mention BSD, it is problably
>     an interim version)

The legal page needs to be much more specific for me to sign on.  I want
to see licenses and all uses clearly defined.

-1 until rectified.

Brad Douglas <rez touchofmadness com>                    KB8UYR/6
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