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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: [digester] relicensing to apache2.0
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2004 23:04:47 GMT
On 1 Mar 2004, at 10:49, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:


> I still feel bad with this automated mass relicensing, it looks too 
> hasty to me compared to relicensings performed on others projets, 
> Mozilla spent more than 1 year to change its license. I think there 
> should be a thorough code review identifying all contributors and 
> ensuring they have either signed the CLA or agreed on the relicensing.
> I hope someone will hear me :)

not when you're shouting on the wrong list :)

(sorry to be sounding like a broken record but this isn't an effective 
place to raise issues like this.)

FWIW the issue for the ASF is legal risk. mozilla had the financial 
backing of a huge and wealthy corporation. they can afford to fight 
long and hard in the courts. the ASF is tiny and poor, backed by a 
small number of software developers. i'm definitely willing to cut the 
ASF members a lot of slack since they are accepting a level of personal 
risk to bring you all this open source software.

- robert

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