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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Licensing question (contribution to VCL project)
Date Sat, 11 Aug 2012 03:10:14 GMT
On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Josh Thompson <josh_thompson@ncsu.edu> wrote:
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> Aaron,
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> I'm think you can license your plugin for Moodle under whatever license you
> want, as long as it wasn't an extension of existing Moodle code.
>
> I've cc'd the legal list to verify this is correct.

Does it in any way link to Moodle?

Recommended reading:

http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=135896

> Legal list - a little more background:  VCL is a cloud provisioning system.
> It has an XMLRPC API that allows other systems to interact with it.  Aaron
> Coburn has written a plugin for Moodle that allows a user to make a
> reservation in VCL via a Moodle site.  He would like to contribute this plugin
> to the VCL project.

How the Moodle plugin interaces with VCL isn't the question, what
matters is whether or not it links into Moodle.

> Thanks,
> Josh

- Sam Ruby

> On Friday, August 10, 2012 6:35:04 PM Aaron Coburn wrote:
>> I have cleaned up the VCL block I wrote for Moodle and tested it with
>> version 2.3. I would like to release it, but one of you might be able to
>> give some insight into the licensing details.
>>
>> Moodle is licensed under the GPL v3 and the VCL is licensed under the Apache
>> license v2. Are there any incompatibilities there? Is there any reason that
>> the moodle plugin needs to be licensed under the GPL or can it be released
>> under the Apache license? I would like to make the license as compatible as
>> possible with the VCL so that the project would be able to distribute this
>> code as well (since there seems to be interest).
>>
>> Thanks in advance!
>>
>> Aaron
>>
>>
>> --
>> Aaron Coburn
>> Systems Administrator and Programmer
>> Academic Technology Services, Amherst College
>> acoburn@amherst.edu<mailto:acoburn@amherst.edu>
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> Josh Thompson
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