RFC: Drop GoAHead / cpukit/httpd webserver?
joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Wed Nov 18 13:30:58 UTC 2009
Eric Valette wrote:
> On 18/11/2009 13:20, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>> This software is pure GPL and we have not included pure GPL licensed
>> code in RTEMS
>> because we statically link with proprietary user code and we do not
>> want the GPL
>> to automatically apply to end users.
> I *know* joel. That is why I stated that appweb license was also
> problematic in my first mail...
:-D I am obligated to yelp every time someone mentions putting pure GPL
in RTEMS. We are "guardians" of what RTEMS application license
users to do and right now the answer is nothing.
>> Submitters to appweb apparently have to sign a submittal agreement.
> Yes. But this also hold for code included in classical GNU project or
> when you want to transfer copyright. I remember having to sign a
> document to transfer code to GDB at some point in time. If the
> maintainer was not doing this he would not have the right to sell the
> new code without all copyright owner agreement.
I have signed multiple FSF assignments myself and doing it for a
true non-profit is one thing. I see no compelling reason to help
them with their business model at the expense of making RTEMS
applications GPL. :-D
>> FWIW GoAhead was not GPL.
> Honestly I do not remember. But I do remember we indeed clarified the
> licensing issues.
It was a BSD/MIT type license that required you to put the GoAhead logo
visible unless you arranged otherwise. Showing the webserver logo on a
seemed like a mild requirement. Not great but not onerous.
> -- eric
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