Potentially support a more permissive license #2

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tswicegood opened this Issue Jan 24, 2012 · 4 comments

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tswicegood commented Jan 24, 2012

The WP and TinyMCE plugs definitely need to be to GPL to be compatible with the respective software, as does all of the other code used, but have you considered releasing everything else with a GPL/MIT similar to that used by jQuery? I would love to look at possible integration with the @armstrong project, but a straight GPL license means we can't use this directly in Armstrong out-of-the-box.

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@tswicegood - Unfortunately, we are locked down by a GPL because of some third party GPL2 code that is in the ice core. My idea is to identify the GPL2 parts and rewrite them, as it would be beneficial to switch ice to a GPL/MIT.

I'll keep this open and try to scope out the work, find some help, and adjust priority. I would like to talk about possible integration with @armstrong in the future.

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@tswicegood - Unfortunately, we are locked down by a GPL because of some third party GPL2 code that is in the ice core. My idea is to identify the GPL2 parts and rewrite them, as it would be beneficial to switch ice to a GPL/MIT.

I'll keep this open and try to scope out the work, find some help, and adjust priority. I would like to talk about possible integration with @armstrong in the future.

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Awesome. Please let me know if you need any help and I'll help out as I can.

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tswicegood commented Jan 26, 2012

Awesome. Please let me know if you need any help and I'll help out as I can.

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same here

vivekfantain pushed a commit to vivekfantain/ice that referenced this issue Oct 16, 2014

Merge pull request #2 from danransom/patch-2
enables default backspace and delete key when ICE is not tracking
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@delambo, it looks like this issue has arisen it's head a few times here, and more times for LITE base on ICE (https://github.com/loopindex/ckeditor-track-changes).

I don't think anyone else has raised this, but there's also a compounding issues for both these projects in that the stated license for a while was MIT....so authors contributing during this time were putting their changes under MIT, not GPL....and that remains the case (unless there wan a contributor agreement allowing a license change).

Anyways, myself and my team might be able to help solve this by helping to re-write the third-party parts that were GPL (and trying to get buy-in from other authors to switch licenses). Is there many of them? Do you remember where they are?

@delambo, it looks like this issue has arisen it's head a few times here, and more times for LITE base on ICE (https://github.com/loopindex/ckeditor-track-changes).

I don't think anyone else has raised this, but there's also a compounding issues for both these projects in that the stated license for a while was MIT....so authors contributing during this time were putting their changes under MIT, not GPL....and that remains the case (unless there wan a contributor agreement allowing a license change).

Anyways, myself and my team might be able to help solve this by helping to re-write the third-party parts that were GPL (and trying to get buy-in from other authors to switch licenses). Is there many of them? Do you remember where they are?

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