[Ros-talk] License (was Re: My vision of Ros)
shasckaw at skynet.be
Tue Dec 9 01:16:02 EST 2003
Simon Strandgaard wrote:
>On Mon, 2003-12-08 at 00:59, Shasckaw wrote:
>>Simon Strandgaard wrote:
>>My mother tongue is not english either, it is french (I live in belgium)
>>And I'm not lawyer at all.
>I live in Denmark. I have gotten far better to English the last year,
>because we now have the second exchange student from the US living at
>our house. It educational, but far from lawyer language ;-)
Because of that, I'm often affraid to be rude accidently, so if
sometimes, someone here feel insulted by me, it is probably a
misunderstanding. I also often look in my french-english english-french
dictionnary to use the words that fit most.
>>And determining a license scheme is a truly hard thing, we must have a
>>really clear idea of the organisation of Ros.
>>What I know about licenses tell me that their use is easy when you just
>>use one license with no third party code with different license, and
>>their use is headache when you want to use multiple licensing or when
>>you want to keep the copyright. And you can rapidly use multiple
>>licensing just when using third party code.
>Licenses worries me even more now.
It is certainly not trivial. But if we are cautious with that, it won't
be a major problem. I hope.
>>How can we know how to do?
>>Well, what about asking FSF or OSI about the compatibility of Ruby
>>license with GPL and others?
>We can ask on the comp.lang.ruby newsgroup. I have seen some talking
>about license issues before.
>Do you, or should I ask ?
You should probably for three reasons:
1) you have subscribed to comp.lang.ruby
2) you're the leader of ROS project
3) I haven't subscribed to comp.lang.ruby, and I don't think I'll do
(until I have a good reason to do so). I've already subscribed to so
many mailing lists... (and I have about 3000 mails not read, hum... and
they aren't short ones and 2000 of them concerns scientific topics, arg!)
4) I'm a sometimes a little agoraphobic and... well, that's a forth
reason that! :->
>I have added a license section to the 'BookOfIdeas' document. Feel free
>to write whatever you want. It just have to be relatively ok.
Ok, I'll see what I can do.
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