David Pratt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > In relation to Chris's post, my understanding of the Zope repository > is that a committer is required to sign an agreement with Zope Corp or > ZF. This requires the code to be licensed as ZPL with 50% of > intellectual rights to Zope Corp or ZF. Hope this helps.
And if we set up a licensing howto, it could also say something like, "If your code is on svn.zope.org then it *has* to be ZPL due to the contributor agreement you signed, dumbass!" :) I'll be fixing the licensing on my svn.zope.org projects as soon as I can carve out the time. Thanks for the heads up. Ross > Ross Patterson wrote: >> Recently, someone wrote to me regarding one of my z3c packages which >> is licensed under the GPL. They asked me to license them under the >> ZPL saying that the ZPL would allow the widest range of use for those >> packages. They also implied that using the GPL impacted the >> licensing of other code that uses mine. >> >> Mostly this is just a debate I've never taken up before. I've always >> just chosen the GPL because it's the most aligned with my values and >> ideals on a "visceral" level. IOW, it's a gut choice not an educated >> choice. >> >> I realize this is an old debate. I found some lengthy threads on >> zope-dev from 2001, but I think there have been some license changes >> since then. I also read the following blog posts: >> >> http://radio.weblogs.com/0116506/2005/11/21.html#a370 >> http://awkly.org/2005/11/21/gpl-considered-harmful/ >> >> Unfortunately, the comment by Chris McDonough mentioned in the latter >> doesn't seem to be accessible any more. I'd love to read it. >> >> From those blog posts, I don't really see any corroboration of the >> claims of the person who made the request that I switch to the ZPL. >> What exactly about the GPL narrows the range of developers who can >> use my code? What about the GPL impacts the license of other code >> that depends on my code? >> >> Here's what I want. I want anyone who modifies or forks my code to >> make their modifications just as accessible to myself and the >> community as my code is in the first place. I also want anyone who >> forks my code to credit me and other contributors as authors of the >> code they forked. I have a slight preference to allow proprietary >> code to depend on my code without having to open source their code. >> I definitely want commercial entities to be allowed to sell products >> and services that include my code as long as credit is given to the >> authors. >> >> That's just what I want from my admittedly naive perspective. I'd >> like to hear comments on why others think I should or shouldn't want >> any of those things from a license. I'd also like to hear how others >> think the license available relate to what I want from a license. >> >> Thoughts? Is there documentation somewhere about choosing a license? >> Maybe a howto I missed in my googling? >> >> Ross _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )