tyler at tolaris
Mar 28, 2012, 8:26 AM
Post #9 of 9
Thank you for trying to do the right thing, Paul. I'm just a user, but I
Re: [Babel-users] Babeld merged with GPL headers against copyright holders' wishes
[In reply to]
think you handled this in the most ethical way possible.
On 2012-03-28 16:14, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2012, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
>> The respectful thing to do would have been to give us the choice between
>> adding GPL headers or not getting merged. Adding the GPL headers to our
>> code behind our backs is rude.
> 1. We did consult with you about the options, several times. We stopped
> including you after you told us that you had no wish to discuss licensing
> 2. We considered not merging. However, we decided that it would, on
> balance, be better for everyone to do the merge. We agreed it was better
> for the community and Quagga generally to have a "safe" babeld published
> through our tree, than to not merge and have just "unclear" versions out
> there (in trees that are not ours).
> Where "safe" means:
> "We're reasonably confident all applicable licences are being honoured,
> and best practices followed"
> while "unclear" means:
> "We couldn't get non-lawyer programmers involved to all agree this is
> definitely safe, and we couldn't get a lawyer to tell us it's safe
> either, indeed the SFLC lawyer we asked expressed some doubt."
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