[Fwd: ECL 2.0 is Approved!]

Colin Clark colin.clark at utoronto.ca
Fri Jun 8 10:51:53 UTC 2007

Hi everyone,

It's great news that ECL 2.0 has been approved. This brings us one step 
closer to harmonization with Apache and other community source projects.

As soon as it is up on the OSI site, ECL 2.0 will be the license we will 
use for Fluid. I'm looking forward to the revised CLA that will go with 
this, too. Keep an eye on the Fluid web site for these soon.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: ECL 2.0 is Approved!
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 12:36:58 +0200
From: Christopher D. Coppola <chris.coppola at rsmart.com>
To: licensing at collab.sakaiproject.org, license at kuali.org
CC: Bradley Wheeler <bwheeler at indiana.edu>,	Barnaby Gibson 
<barnaby.gibson at ithaka.org>,	Cath Fairlie <cfairlie at exchange.ubc.ca>
References: <18024.23143.82800.317441 at desk.crynwr.com>

Great news for us all ! Please join me in thanking Barnaby Gibson for
all he did to help make a strong case for ECL 2.0. I'll be working
over the next few weeks to think through transition strategies with
the Kuali and Sakai foundations.

I'll get the Confluence spaces updated with the new license and CLA's.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Russ Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com>
> Date: June 7, 2007 12:20:07 PM MST
> To: license-discuss at opensource.org
> Cc: osi at opensource.org, <sfekas at u.washington.edu>,  
> <chris.coppola at rsmart.com>, <allison at perl.org>,  
> <MWhipple at itsgames.com>
> Subject: Re: License Committee Report for May 2007
> Reply-To: license-discuss at opensource.org
> The OSI board met yesterday, and the board accepted all
> recommendations except the first.  We:
> Rejected the SimPL because it intends to solve the same problem as
> the GPL yet is incompatible with the GPL.  If the authors want to
> revise their license so that it is GPL-compatible (as is the Artistic
> License), then we will be happy to reconsider.
> Approved the ECL2 and Artistic2.
> Rejected the CPDDL for commercial restrictions.
> Russ Nelson writes:
>> I'm the chair of the license approval committee.  This is my report
>> for the current set of licenses under discussion.
>> --
>> Title: Simple Public License (SimPL):
>> Submission:
>>   http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:sss: 
>> 12796:200705:ljlcebgacpjodogfcegi
>> Revised here:
>>   http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:msn: 
>> 12796:ljlcebgacpjodogfcegi
>> License: http://www.law.washington.edu/CASRIP/License/ 
>> SimplePublicLicense.html
>> Comments: Intended to be a simplified GPL.  DiBona suggests that the
>>     GPL is well understood and this license is not useful.
>> Recommend: approval, placement in Redundant category.
>> --
>> Title: Educational Community License (ECL 2.0):
>> Submission:
>>   http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:sss: 
>> 12757:200705:pinhehafopjimikjkpki
>> and the submittor's summary of discussion:
>>   http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:sss: 
>> 12794:200705:cljjpgeldckepijfbgjb
>> License:
>>   https://www.collabtools.org/access/content/user/ 
>> chris.coppola at rsmart.com/ecl2.txt
>>     but it's easier to read the version resubmitted here:
>>   http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:msp: 
>> 12746:pinhehafopjimikjkpki
>> Comments: This license is one sentence short of being Apache.  They
>>     plan to retire the ECL 1.1 when this license is approved.  Brian
>>     objects in principle but understands why they're not Apache.   
>> Matt
>>     points out that implicit patent grant in "use" of 1.1 is  
>> greater than
>>     explicit grant in 2.0.
>> Recommend: approval, replacement of ECL 1.1
>> --
>> Title: Socialtext Public License ("STPL"):
>> Submission:
>>   http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:sss: 
>> 12652:200703:ddflneepifdnbhkgfeln
>> Recommend: withdrawn by submittor in email sent to me today.
>> --
>> Title: Artistic License 2.0:
>> Submission:
>>   http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:sss: 
>> 12636:200703:aaaiclffjeamnghfcijk
>> License: http://foundation.perl.org/legal/licenses/artistic-2_0- 
>> plain.html
>> Comments: John approves.
>> Recommend: approval, replacement of Artistic License.
>> --
>> Title: Common Precertification Development and Distribution  
>> License (CPDDL)
>> Submission:
>>   http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:sss: 
>> 12600:200703:gckfocofecifgfklmmmg
>> Comments:  Matt, Larry, and Chuck all point out that restrictions on
>>     commercial use do not comply with the OSD, even if they disappear
>>     in time.
>> Recommend: rejection, but we should encourage people to use this
>>     license anyway because it will result in more code eventually
>>     falling under an open source license (LGPL).
>> --
>> Title: Generic Attribution Provision (GAP)
>>   http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:sss: 
>> 11984:200612:jfkjkakegkfbihlhcbbn
>> with the bulk of the discussion here:
>>   http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:sss: 
>> 12392:200701:oiccemjkkoffgnlmoebm
>> Recommend: withdrawn by submittor in email sent to me today.
>> -- 
>> --my blog is at    http://blog.russnelson.com   | In my head, I'm
>> Crynwr sells support for free software  | PGPok | violating your
>> 521 Pleasant Valley Rd. | +1 315-323-1241       | software patent.
>> Potsdam, NY 13676-3213  |     Sheepdog          | So sue me!

[see attachment: "message0.html", size: 18303 bytes]



This automatic notification message was sent by Sakai Collab 
(https://collab.sakaiproject.org/portal) from the WG: Licensing site.
You can modify how you receive notifications at My Workspace > Preferences.

Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

More information about the fluid-work mailing list