[squeak-dev] re: Contributor agreement
asqueaker at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 20:57:21 UTC 2014
> None of this is telling me anything about whether the code in question is available under a compatible license. Can we contact the author? Does anyone here know anything about the process of submitting code to the Cincom public store?
> That's what I'd like to see. Some facts. I love Squeak. Like anything you love, you protect it. If I'm acting like an overprotective parent, I'll know as soon as I see some facts about this stuff.
> Reiterate: code must be submitted under a compatible license or we shouldn't take it on. Period.
Yes however I don't think we should say "Period" because
risk-management is not only about protecting our interests but
consuming our opportunities when the risk is reasonably low.
Copyright holders can release under a non-standard license if they
want, the burden is on the adopters, us, to assess the risk of making
a derivative work of it. In this case, I felt the risk was
low-probability and low-impact.
Yoshiki reminded us about the possibility that someday we may not be
able to get a clarification. In that situation we should assess the
situation, the "grayness", and make a judgement call.
>> On Sep 24, 2014, at 2:50 AM, Craig Latta <craig at netjam.org> wrote:
>> Dozens of people wrote:
>>> I am not a lawyer.
>> More importantly, you are not a *judge*. :)
>> Craig Latta
>> +31 6 2757 7177 (SMS ok)
>> + 1 415 287 3547 (no SMS)
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