[Server-devel] License for XS work?
tpearson at us.ibm.com
Mon Feb 18 20:11:55 EST 2008
Is there a "preferred" open source license for our scripting
contributions? I see that Ixo (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Ixo/Script)
chose CC-BY-SA-NC which is not very compatible with GPL and surprised it
to be used in this manner. I normally associate
Creative Commons with creating content, photography, music, and so on, not
open source code. It would seem that any script
under CC-BY-SA-NC can't be pre-installed on any XO laptop sold by OLPC, it
would always have to be installed individually afterwards.
I thought of this today when I heard about the problems over at the
Having lived through the IBM/SCO lawsuit debacle, I want to make sure we
are doing something everyone can agree to.
I suggest GPL v3 unless someone else has a better suggestion, which would
allow scripts we develop to be incorporated
into future XO or XS machines sold by OLPC.
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