Offspring of Thread: Am 12.07.2010 um 11:23 schrieb Geir Bækholt · Jarn: [Membership] Should Plone specify GPL 2 as its license? > Both current options have advantages and disadvantages. Alex Clark > is right: This is complex stuff, — and it is legal stuff that most > of us don't like to dig too deeply into the details of.
The digging into legal stuff is complex stuff, but without documentation you are lost. So I split this off into a separate thread. Today I stumbled over: ISO/IEC 19770-1 Software Asset Management Processes http://www.iso19770.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=30 http://www.iso19770.com/images/stories/documents/iso_iec_19770_a_framework_for_quality_in_sam.pdf This standard (maybe initiated by the software industry aka Adobe etc.) aims at companies catching the serious risks: - beeing sued due to buyware software licence infringement by not matching payed licences with the install situation. - not knowing what install to fix if a security issue comes up and needs action. ... As you see in the presentation linked above (and already know) , Software Asset Management has serious benefits for everyone using software. Commercial or OpenSource. Remember the time prior to buildout etc. Like the ISO9000ff, ISO/IEC 19770 is not a rule but a guideline how to document processes related to used software. CheckOut Maybe documentation of our Open Source Licenses involved in an installed or used infrastructure can learn from this unintentionally. If buildout can be enhanced to write licence-reports on an install it could be a good starting point to check the licence state of your infrastructure. Marketing activities can promote the documentation quality of the licence model of the Plone Core. Matching standards without handcuffs can open doors in the enterprise market. Enhancing buildout for these purposes is beyond my scope. Addressing this topic can be both: "Open pandoras box" or "Another step for FOSS success". Armin -- Armin Carl Stroß-Radschinski, Dipl. Designer acsr industrialdesign, Landgrafenstraße 32, 53842 Troisdorf, Germany Telefon +49 (0) 22 41 / 94 69 94, FAX +49 (0) 22 41 / 94 69 96 eMail a.stross-radschin...@acsr.de - http://www.acsr.de UST. ID Nr: DE154092803 (EU VAT ID) _______________________________________________ Evangelism mailing list Evangelism@lists.plone.org http://lists.plone.org/mailman/listinfo/evangelism