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

-- Sam

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> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 04:21:56 -0600
> From: Srinivasa Ragavan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], evolution-hackers@gnome.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.
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