On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:37:39AM +0100, Michael Meeks wrote: > Hi Sam, > > Not sure if you saw the attached; but it'd be great to get your > approval here; that is if you approve :-) could you mail the > evolution-hackers list if so ?
Wow, here's a blast from the past... I last committed Evolution code in maybe 2001? 2002? At any rate, I have no objections to the proposal below, so Approved-by: Sam Creasey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> That being said, IIRC I signed a copyright assignment for my Evolution contributions back when I was working on it (I even managed to collect my $1 after a fashion), so I'm not sure what rights/responsibilities I would still retain as regards that code. I might have a copy of the physical paper somewhere, it was also signed by my employer and I would have kept that sort of thing for legal purposes... Or I might have chucked when that company went under... -- Sam Content-Description: Forwarded message - [Evolution-hackers] Evolution: Taking forward... > X-Amavis-OS-Fingerprint: Novell Netware 6 SP3, (distance 16, link: GPRS, > T1, FreeS/WAN), [126.96.36.199] > X-Mailer: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent 7.0.3 > Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 04:21:56 -0600 > From: Srinivasa Ragavan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [Evolution-hackers] Evolution: Taking forward... > > 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. > _______________________________________________ > Evolution-hackers mailing list > Evolutionemail@example.com > http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers _______________________________________________ Evolution-hackers mailing list Evolutionfirstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers