[Incubator] labs project assigning copyright
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:
> 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 .
> 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  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 . 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.
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Labs
>  http://www.geoext.org/trac/geoext/wiki/ContributorAgreement
>  http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2009-April/005221.html
Geospatial Systems Architect
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254
Think Globally, Fix Locally
Geospatial Solutions enhanced with Open Standards and Open Source
More information about the Incubator