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RE: Licensing question (was Re: svn commit: rev 2738 - clients/rapidsvn/trunk)

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-07-26 23:38:06 CEST

> From: Karl Fogel [mailto:kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net]
> Sent: 26 July 2002 22:08

> "B. W. Fitzpatrick" <fitz@red-bean.com> writes:
> > in the Subversion repository on svn.collab.net was supposed to be
> > licensed according to http://subversion.tigris.org/license-1.html and
> > Copyright CollabNet?
> >
> > Wasn't that the policy? If so, perhaps it needs to be documented. If
> > not, perhaps *I* need to be documented.
> Well, you need to be documented anyway, Fitz :-), but:
> Yeah, as far as I'm aware, everything in the CollabNet repository is
> supposed to be under that license. It's not clear to me whether
> CollabNet also needs to be the copyright holder.
> However, one or both of these alleged policies may be starting to
> conflict with our ability to be a central server for code started by
> other people -- in which case perhaps the policies should change?

I think so. If that means a seperate physical repos for svn clients,
then so be it. I think the license policy could* hold back efforts
on svn client projects. Some people simply prefer the GPL over an
Apache style license, and we can't force the license upon them if
they don't want.
> Probably Brian Behlendorf is reading this; if he doesn't respond, I'll
> ping him about it soon :-).

Good idea.


*) I don't say that it does, just that it could.

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