I just wanted to chime in and say AWESOME!!! :-)

It is my hope that now that Evolution no longer requires assignment,
that we'll see more developers get involved with improving it - who
knows, maybe someone will even contribute an uber IMAP
implementation? :-)

Jeff (retired Evolution hacker)

On Fri, 2008-07-11 at 04:21 -0600, Srinivasa Ragavan wrote:
> Hello guys,
> 
> We have had a set of problems that we are carrying around for some time like :
> 
>       * Copyright assignments, which is not the best way looking for the 
> future of Evolution. It sucks and sort of limits contributions to Evolution 
> and we wanted to drop it.
>       * The current licensing incompatibility issues of Evolution with 
> Samba4/libmapi (GPLv3). Evolution needs to link with libmapi/samba4 for the 
> new mapi based connector being developed for Exchange 2007.
>  
> So here is the plan :
> 
>       * Drop Evolution copyright assignments and make it really easy to 
> contribute to Evolution
>       * Move Evolution licensing to  "LGPL v2 and LGPL v3" to let us re-use 
> the code more easily around the platform.  This also moves us closer to 
> Thunderbird's MPL/LGPL model. 
> 
> We think this is good for Evolution and (of course) we continue to invest in 
> Evolution. We are also working to ensure we have the rights to re-license all 
> of the code. We will do the licensing/header changes as we audit the code 
> ownership situation.
> 
> It would be really helpful if you can post a public/explicit mail with 
> permissions to do it, or code pointers - if you think you wrote a piece of 
> Evolution code & object.
> 
> We are really excited about this and we feel this would really help Evolution 
> a lot. We need your support now for making this change and to take Evolution 
> to great heights.
> 
> ´╗┐Thanks for your contributions and support.
> 
> -Srini.
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