[Ironruby-core] License change?

Jimmy Schementi Jimmy.Schementi at microsoft.com
Fri Jun 11 12:20:55 EDT 2010


Anyone else have any thoughts on switching to Apache 2? I'd hope that a license change will help with the "what is the Microsoft Public License" confusion in the vast majority of the open-source world ... what are your thoughts?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:ironruby-core-
> bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Douglas Campos
> Sent: Friday, June 04, 2010 7:15 AM
> To: ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
> Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] License change?
> 
> +0,5 for Apache
> +1 for MIT or BSD
> 
> On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Jeff Lewis <jdlewis at xactware.com> wrote:
> > Apache would be wonderful!  BSD or MIT would be even better.
> >
> >
> >
> > From: ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org
> > [mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Mark Rendle
> > Sent: Friday, June 04, 2010 5:13 AM
> > To: ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
> > Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] License change?
> >
> >
> >
> > Any specific reasons for choosing Apache, as opposed to BSD (or even
> MIT)?
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 8:33 AM, Jimmy Schementi
> > <Jimmy.Schementi at microsoft.com> wrote:
> >
> > As you probably know, IronRuby is currently licensed under the Microsoft
> > Public License (http://opensource.org/licenses/ms-pl.html). Occasionally
> we
> > hear feedback, questions, and a general lack of familiarity about the
> > license that IronRuby uses.  In several instances, users ask why IronRuby
> > doesn't use a more popular license.  We are therefore considering
> switching
> > our license to a well-known open-source license; specifically the Apache
> > License, Version 2.0 (http://opensource.org/licenses/apache2.0.php).
> > However, the pieces of IronRuby which are licensed under CPL and the
> Ruby
> > license will not change (pieces from MRI which IronRuby redistributes, and
> > YAML).
> >
> > We'd like to hear your feedback before we make any decisions.  Do you
> think
> > adopting a more popular license, such as the Apache License, would be a
> good
> > change for IronRuby?
> >
> > ~Jimmy
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