Re: Björn Balazs license statement

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Tue Nov 1 19:14:18 UTC 2016

On 11/10/16 12:51, Michael Meeks wrote:
> 	So - the policy does have some basis in usefulness =) Although you are
> right, we could take contributions under other licenses, it is really
> non-ideal. And it is seldom an issue, having clarity is helpful.

Piling in really late, I know, but forcing people to use a licence
they're not keen on isn't really a good idea.

Maybe add the following to the policy

"If people wish to use a different grant of licence they should add the
following at the end - 'I affirm this gives permission for my code to be
distributed under the project-standard MPL/LGPL licences'"

This then also gives us an out, in that if by some chance their choice
of licence is partly incompatible with ours, they have explicitly given
us permission anyways :-)

(And it also means they've given us permission to distribute under new
versions, because my wording says "the project-standard" rather than any
particular version :-)


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