- The CLA don't permit to re-licence the code in proprietary licence. The obligation of publish in the original licence is still here.
- And in this case the guy explain that it is possible to relicence in BSD licence and after that in Proprietary licence because the BSD licence permit it.
But in realty I think is wrong. Because if the BSD licence give you this possibility, you still have the obligation to respect the CLA... So you can't.
To resume they are wrong. The owner (for example Canonical) have the obligation to respect the CLA. And republish the code in the original licence + another licence.
Funny seeing all the Ewwwbuntu retards praising development speed as the ultimate metric of measuring the quality of a project.
What are we talking about here anyway?
This benchmark runs XMir which is basically the work of the Wayland people (XWayland)
(In particular the linked article by a Canonical employee)
Last edited by entropy; 06-28-2013 at 12:21 PM.
However the key part is "We agree to ALSO license the Contribution" they DO NOT say it will ONLY be licensed under that licence. So they can create any number of forks under different licences and still conform to their agreement because your contribution is licenced under the GPL in version 1. They have every right to licence Version 2 under a closed licence only.
If you are interested the highest profile case I can think of this type of thing happening is with Open Office (originally under GPL). Sun used to have a similair agreement for Open Office contributions. Sun changed the licence so that it could licence the code to IBM under a closed source arrangement and when Oracle took over this is how they were able to relicence it to an apache licence and donate it to the apache project. Anyway thats why LibreOffice is GPL and OpenOffice is now Apache.
Last edited by timothyja; 06-28-2013 at 12:34 PM.
One word: freedom. Because they can. They can fork the whole kernel and create their own modified version and then create the coolest marketing campaign on Earth and wipe the floor with all the other distros.
Last edited by BO$$; 06-28-2013 at 12:43 PM.
That's why the Mir people simply copied all of it
Google already did that, and were successful with their Linux-but-not-Linux operating system.One word: freedom. Because they can. They can fork the whole kernel and create their own modified version and then create the coolest marketing campaign on Earth and wipe the floor with all the other distros.
And just like this Mir stuff, it had essentially zero impact on desktop Linux. Private walled gardens are like that, they don't mix with the free software ecosystem.