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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "BSDCSProposal" by TingPeng
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:26:04 GMT
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http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/BSDCSProposal

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  == Rationale ==
  
- The Blue Sky Distance Collaboration System(BSCDS) Project is an open source cosmic distance
collaboration project. By open source distance collaboration software we mean: Open Source
Collaboration Player, Open Source Collaboration Recording Tool, Open Source Distance Collaboration
System, Open Source Resources Sharing and Management Platform. And BSDCS can be extended in
such parts as Video Conference, E-Learning, Remote Assistant and so on. 
+ The ''Blue Sky Distance Collaboration System''(''BSCDS'') Project is an open source cosmic
distance collaboration project. By open source distance collaboration software we mean: Open
Source Collaboration Player, Open Source Collaboration Recording Tool, Open Source Distance
Collaboration System, Open Source Resources Sharing and Management Platform. And BSDCS can
be extended in such parts as Video Conference, E-Learning, Remote Assistant and so on. 
  
  The maintainers of BSDCS interested in joining the Apache Software Foundation for several
reasons:
  
- * The legal umbrella. There are no outstanding legal issues with BSDCS, but the protection
that Apache affords is valuable to the developers' peace of mind as their project grows. It
is a benefit for both contributors and end-users to have a trusted entity involved with this
aspect of the software. 
- * Resolve current potential licensing issues with copyright license assignment and patent
license grants that are addressed in the Apache 2.0 license, but not in the MIT license. We
had considered making this change independently earlier this year. 
- * Increase public awareness of BSDCS and of the application of Apache licensing to business
application level software. Lately the news is full of companies that are using a dual-license
(GPL and commercial) model for enterprise software and BSDCS working with Apache opens an
opportunity to strengthen what we feel is a much higher value way of doing things for both
contributors and users. 
+  * Increase public awareness of BSDCS and of the application of Apache licensing to business
application level software. Lately the news is full of companies that are using a dual-license
(GPL and commercial) model for enterprise software and BSDCS working with Apache opens an
opportunity to strengthen what we feel is a much higher value way of doing things for both
contributors and users. 
- * Help the project attract contributors and service providers to attract clients who would
feel more comfortable with the licensing coming through a well known and established organization
like Apache. 
+  * Help the project attract contributors and service providers to attract clients who would
feel more comfortable with the licensing coming through a well known and established organization
like Apache. 
  
  == Criteria ==
  
@@ -42, +40 @@

  === Orphaned products: ===
  
  The initial committers have a long-term interest in use and maintenance of the code.  In
- fact, there is a weekly development summary on this web site: http://www.p12.edu.cn/ .
+ fact, there is a weekly development summary on this web site: http://www.p12.edu.cn/ (Currently,
only Chinese available).
  
  === Inexperience with Open Source: ===
  

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