[Live-demo] GISVM license and copyright ownership?
rpinho_eng at yahoo.com.br
Thu Aug 27 15:27:31 PDT 2009
> I note
your registration of the GISVM trademark. I'm not sure what the
> implications of this is. Do we need to change directory names or
Please use GISVM name as much as you like!
In my understanding:
if you use it, just make sure you note about it being a registered trade mark
of Ricardo Pinho, everytime you mention copyright terms, like Copyright OSGeo… I
think that’s fair enought… ;-)
----- Mensagem original ----
De: Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
Para: Ricardo Pinho <rpinho_eng at yahoo.com.br>
Cc: "live-demo at lists.osgeo.org" <live-demo at lists.osgeo.org>
Enviadas: Quinta-feira, 27 de Agosto de 2009 12:44:12
Assunto: Re: [Live-demo] GISVM license and copyright ownership?
The reason for using a less restrictive license than GPL is so that the
scripts can be incorporated back into the build process of a less
restrictive licenced project.
Ie, as it stands, if UDig (which is LGPL), wanted to incorporate the
install_udig.sh script into UDig's code base, then it could potentially
have to convert all its code to GPL. I might be missing some fine legal
points, but the general gist is right.
Hence my proposal to go with the less restrictive LGPL.
Regarding licence ownership, we can go for joint ownership - "everyone
owns the code they contribute", if you like.
I note your registration of the GISVM trademark. I'm not sure what the
implications of this is. Do we need to change directory names or something?
Ricardo Pinho wrote:
> Just would like to remember all, that:
> 1. GISVM (name) is a personal registered trademark of mine.
> 2. GISVM has been, from the beginning, licensed has GPL (GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 3)
> I would like to know why to use LGPL instead of GPL on scripts? (Don't have nothing against it...)
> Is that for guarantee that third party can make commercial products and services out of those scripts?
> But I am only trying to clarify on this subject (I'm not an expert...)
> Ricardo Pinho
> ----- Mensagem original ----
> De: Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> Para: "live-demo at lists.osgeo.org" <live-demo at lists.osgeo.org>
> Enviadas: Quarta-feira, 26 de Agosto de 2009 21:41:01
> Assunto: [Live-demo] GISVM license and copyright ownership?
> I propose that we license the build scripts associated with GISVM as LGPL, with copyright assigned to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.
> I don't feel strongly either way regarding license, so if someone has a alternative suggestion, please speak up.
> I want to have this resolved by Friday (tomorrow) so that we have a license in place when I send out a press release asking for participation in creating install scripts.
> -- Cameron Shorter
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