[Koha-devel] Fwd: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Notice of Change to License for OpenNCIP

Galen Charlton 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>

Hi Elizabeth,

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:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/openncip/
> https://github.com/atz/SIPServer
> 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
copyright interest.

Joe Atzberger
David Fiander
Dan Scott

If anybody is aware of other individuals with a copyright interest in
the OpenNCIP code, please pass this request on to them.


Galen Charlton
VP, Data Services
Equinox Software, Inc. / Your Library's Guide to Open Source
email:  gmc at esilibrary.com
direct: +1 352-215-7548
skype:  gmcharlt
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Galen Charlton
gmcharlt at gmail.com

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