[Koha-devel] Fwd: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Notice of Change to License for OpenNCIP
gmcharlt at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 22:18:31 CEST 2011
Please see this notice from the Georgia Public Library Service
regarding relicensing OpenNCIP from the GPL v2 to the GPL v2+. As you
can see, I am seeking confirmation from other copyright holders to
approve the license change.
As we all know, Koha currently embeds a fork of OpenNCIP. To assist
with ending that situation so that Koha just uses OpenNCIP as a normal
Perl dependency, I also call on any individuals and companies who have
contributed patches to Koha's fork to express their willingness to
have their code incorporated in a GPL2+ OpenNCIP.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Galen Charlton <gmc at esilibrary.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Notice of Change to License for OpenNCIP
To: Evergreen Discussion Group <open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org>
Cc: Dan Scott <dan at coffeecode.net>
On Apr 5, 2011, at 3:57 PM, McKinney, Elizabeth wrote:
> Evergreen and other Open Source Community Members,
> The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) is the primary copyright holder on OpenNCIP. The source code can be found at the following sites:
> As the director of the PINES program, I want to notify you that GPLS is permitting the change of the license of OpenNCIP from the GNU Public License version 2 to the GNU Public License version 2 or later in order to give it the same license that Evergreen uses. This will facilitate easier code sharing between OpenNCIP and Evergreen and thus benefit the Evergreen community.
> Feel free to distribute this notice as needed.
Thank you for this. I confirm on behalf of Equinox that we are also
willing to relicense any OpenNCIP code that we hold copyright on to
the GPL version 2 or later.
Based on the change logs, the following individuals may have
individual copyright on portions of OpenNCIP. I now call on each of
them to either approve the license change, object, or disclaim
If anybody is aware of other individuals with a copyright interest in
the OpenNCIP code, please pass this request on to them.
VP, Data Services
Equinox Software, Inc. / Your Library's Guide to Open Source
email: gmc at esilibrary.com
direct: +1 352-215-7548
gmcharlt at gmail.com
More information about the Koha-devel