[Advisors] Thoughts on a license change.
lance at osuosl.org
Mon Aug 12 18:53:58 UTC 2013
On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 8:43 AM, David Nalley <david at gnsa.us> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Greg DeKoenigsberg
> <greg.dekoenigsberg at eucalyptus.com> wrote:
> > No sense in making a move to permissive licensing unless there's a
> > plan to go with it.
> There needs to be a plan around it. There needs to be a real
> justification; ignoring my experience, and even our preferences -
> what's the project justification for such a painful change. Change for
> change's sake is awful.
> JMW is probably closer to this than most - but are there people who
> have objected to using gluster on the license grounds? Objected to
> contributing to gluster because of licensing? Perhaps a good place to
> look is deals where a competitor to Gluster has been chosen.
I don't have much experience in this realm but from what I know its a big
deal and can be disastrous if done incorrectly. I agree with David's
statement above, there needs to be a solid reason for the move, a plan and
community support behind it.
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