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Re: groupware for Fedora



But anyway, to get back to the real question, are there any groupware
projects going on for Fedora ? :-)


On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 19:18 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 15:13 +0200, Erwin Rol wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 18:04 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 11:54 +0200, Erwin Rol wrote:
> > 
> > > > With some seriously ugly hacks i got it to compile and run, of course
> > > > still a lot of bugs but when it would be a real community project (no
> > > > copyright assignments, and no CC-non-commercial license) I think it can
> > > > be made to work with gcj.
> > > 
> > > Many community projects including all of the GNU ones require copyright
> > > assignments. That is on many occasions a good practice. 
> > 
> > And it is also a PITA to do paperwork before you can help with a
> > project. This about if everybody that helps with Fedora has to sign
> > legal paperwork, which of course is different in every country. Of
> > course if you want to sell the GPL work of others under a closed source
> > license like MySQl, Qt, Open-Xchange, than you need to be the copyright
> > holder. So the main thing copyright assignment does is turn GPL code
> > into BSD-like code (be it for a smaller group, the ones the copyrights
> > are assigned to). A true community project has no need for copyright
> > assignment.
> 
> Incorrect. Any project (not just those dual licensed) would be benefit
> from a better legal stand point by retaining the copyright over all
> contributions 
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-assign.html
> http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt
> 
> 
> Rahul
> 
> 
> 


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