On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 08:54:12PM -0700, Akira Tsuchiya wrote: > This topic may be irrelevant to this forum, > but I want to know git users' thoughts. > > I am now developing an Atalassian JIRA Plugin which integrates Git > with JIRA. > The name is Git Suite JIRA. > This plugin aims to fully utilize Git functions in the Bug Tracking > System of JIRA. > > I developed three months ago a similar Plugin which integrates > Subversion with JIRA, SVN Suite JIRA. > Take a look at the site below for reference. > > https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.luminouslead.plugin.jira.svnsuite > > The SVN Suite is free based on the Open Source like idea. > But the source code is not available considering the site's characterisitcs > > Now I am planning to release the new Plugin, Git Suite JIRA, with a > charity license. > Charity license means that $10 are collected from each party > regardless of the number of users and all the proceeds are donated > to a charity organization. > And moreover, the source code is provided to paying users if they > want. > > Then I want to know if the charity license is good and acceptable > from the perspective of Open Source like spirituality. > > I believe a charity license is good to two parties: > product users and poor people in developing countries. > > What do you think of it?
IANAL but I think it's an acceptable type of license to use. You don't mention whether your plugin uses git-the-command-line-tool or libgit2, but I suspect that doesn't really matter from the license POV here. One thing though, a charity license is NOT FREE! Which means the license isn't likely to be judged as good by FOSS die-hards. There is also the issue of license proliferation in the FOSS world. I fully appreciate why you like the idea of a charity license, but I think you should think carefully whether it would be better to use a commonly used OSI-approved license with a suggestion to donate to a charity of your choice. Basically something along of the license of Vim. /M -- Magnus Therning OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4 email: mag...@therning.org jabber: mag...@therning.org twitter: magthe http://therning.org/magnus Perl is another example of filling a tiny, short-term need, and then being a real problem in the longer term. -- Alan Kay
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