On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 11:21 AM, Srinivasa Ragavan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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.

I have no problems with this license change on the code I wrote (under
the [EMAIL PROTECTED] email address).

iain
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