|From:||Luke Kanies <luke-AT-madstop.com>|
|Subject:||[Puppet Users] Relicensing and copyright, starting with Facter|
|Date:||Mon, 9 Nov 2009 15:57:22 -0800|
Hi all, As promised in the spring, we're finally starting to execute on our licensing and copyright strategy. At this point, our plan is to convert Puppet and Facter to the Apache license, release any further projects under the same license, and require CLAs for any significant contribution. We're not yet sure how hard or successful that plan will be, so we're going to start with Facter, and then make our plans for Puppet based on how that project goes. Our plan at this point is to follow the Apache project for our CLAs. For example, here's the individual contributor agreement: http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt However, that is not set in stone. This project necessarily involves conversations with lawyers on our end, because we'll need to be able to make promises to customers, and those promises need the appropriate documentation to back them up. As everyone knows, lawyers are crazy, so those conversations might result in some kind of change of the CLA. Over the next week or two, we'll be adding the necessary documentation to the web site, hopefully with all of the questions answered. Anyone who's contributed to Facter should also expect contact from Beth Raby, who works for me and will be tracking individual contributors down and managing who's signed what. Once we've got all of the contributions either assigned or rewritten, we'll officially relicense Facter to the latest Apache license, and reassess our plan from there. If anyone's interested in participating in this project, please let me know, as I'm sure we can use the help. Does that work for everyone? 1 - http://groups.google.com/group/puppet-users/browse_thread... -- Aizu's Second Law: What changes the world is communication, not information. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Luke Kanies | http://reductivelabs.com | http://madstop.com --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Puppet Users" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/puppet-users?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---
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