[TAG] (forw) Alfresco shifts to GPL
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Feb 23 12:44:59 MSK 2007
Alfresco is the Web 2.0 firm whose VP of Business Development, Matt
Asay, is on OSI's Board of Directors.
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Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:31:35 +0100
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Subject: Alfresco shifts to GPL
Some good news in the license consolidation (and badgeware) discussion:
The company's free Community edition previously used the Mozilla
Public License, but the move to GPL removes some barriers, said
Matt Asay, Alfresco's vice president of marketing. The company's
supported and Enterprise edition remains available under a
"We wanted the code to be bigger than the company," Asay said.
"People basically know what (the GPL) means, so there's no time
wasted wondering (about) MPL [and extra exhibit B clauses]."
the company did add to the GPL license a "FLOSS exception"
provision that permits the software to be embedded in other
FLOSS (free/libre/open-source software) packages. With the
exception, those other projects don't have to worry about a
potential requirement to release their own software under the
GPL, Asay said.
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