[Incubator] labs project assigning copyright

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Wed Jun 3 17:21:32 EDT 2009

I think Frank will need to put a motion forward to get this passed. Is 
that right Frank? I'll have a positive response when that happens.

Tim, one suggestion that I think that OSGeo projects should follow is 
that they should store all contributor agreements electronically, in svn 
or a wiki or similar. If you start this practice from the project 
beginning, there should be next to no overhead, and it will make future 
auditing much easier.

Tim Schaub wrote:
> Hello-
> GeoExt is project for building ExtJS based applications with 
> OpenLayers functionality.  I read through the OSGeo Labs information 
> and added the project to the list [1].
> The GeoExt project steering committee would like to assign copyright 
> for the GeoExt code base to OSGeo.  The Labs page suggests that this 
> could be done by "Asking the incubation committee and doing it".
> If that is an acceptable way getting approval for assigning copyright, 
> please consider this an official request: can we please assign 
> copyright for the GeoExt code base to OSGeo?
> I have put together a Contributor Agreement [2] and will collect 
> signatures from our contributors if this is acceptable.  The agreement 
> is based on the GeoTools template.  Our code will be distributed with 
> a BSD license.
> Thank you for any answers you can provide.  For previous discussion on 
> the subject, see the OSGeo-Discuss list [3].  Also, if anybody has any 
> other suggestions on how this should be done, please let me know.  
> We're hoping to do an initial release in the next week and would like 
> to have this issue settled.
> Thanks,
> Tim
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Labs
> [2] http://www.geoext.org/trac/geoext/wiki/ContributorAgreement
> [3] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2009-April/005221.html

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