[Incubator] labs project assigning copyright
tschaub at opengeo.org
Wed Jun 3 17:55:23 EDT 2009
Cameron Shorter wrote:
> 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.
I agree. I kept the mailing address on the Contributor Agreement, but
if OSGeo would prefer *not* to get a paper copy, I can remove that.
I added instructions on sending a scanned copy to the GeoExt PSC and was
planning on having those archived online.
Thanks for the response. I look forward to hearing a decision.
> 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
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