Fwd: Re: Licensing for file manager DBus interface spec

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Mon May 7 21:05:54 UTC 2018

With the agreement of the author (see below), I've added license information to the file manager DBus interface spec, with a note that anyone contributing to that page in the future agrees to license their contribution the same way.

Federico also agreed on this licensing for any other contributions he has made to the wiki. While we didn't yet agree that that's the licensing we want to aim to use sitewide, they're both very permissive licenses, so it's a good starting point.


----- Original message -----
From: Thomas Kluyver <thomas at kluyver.me.uk>
To: Federico Mena Quintero <federico at gnome.org>
Subject: Re: Licensing for file manager DBus interface spec
Date: Mon, 07 May 2018 21:53:34 +0100

Thanks Federico! I'll pass your message on to the list and mention the license on the page.

On Mon, May 7, 2018, at 9:49 PM, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> On Sun, 2018-05-06 at 19:23 +0100, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> > A discussion came up on the XDG mailing list about the licensing of
> > the file manager interface spec you wrote back in 2012, now hosted
> > here:
> > 
> > https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/file-manager-interfac
> > e/
> Woah, this brings back memories :)
> > 1. Are you happy for the file manager DBus spec (linked above) to be
> > licensed this way? It looks like you are the sole author of this -
> > later contributors have only adjusted formatting - so your agreement
> > is enough to apply a license to it.
> > 
> > 2. If we try to apply MIT/CC-BY to the freedesktop wiki more
> > generally, are you happy for your other contributions to this wiki to
> > be licensed under these terms? This includes contributions to
> > previous fd.o wikis which have been migrated into the current site.
> Yes to both questions!  I have no problems with them being relicensed
> like that.
>   Federico
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