I've been told to send this one also to the mailing list, so here it
On ven, 2008-09-12 at 21:41 +0530, Srinivasa Ragavan wrote:
As you are aware, we are in the process of re-licensing(See the attached
mail), we are
now contacting all the code committers for explicit permission mails. We have
contacting almost 85% of the people. You have also committed some amount of
Evolution. Can you approve the license change for the code you wrote?
Looking forward for much more contributions from you :-)
I think I only committed *after* you announced the relicensing :-)
That said, sure, I give permission to relicense any contribution I made.
Messaggio email attachment, Forwarded message - Evolution: Taking
From: Srinivasa Ragavan [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], email@example.com
Subject: Evolution: Taking forward...
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 04:21:56 -0600
We have had a set of problems that we are carrying around for some time
* 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.
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