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MIT license #47

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dtarakanov1 opened this issue Jan 29, 2020 · 17 comments
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MIT license #47

dtarakanov1 opened this issue Jan 29, 2020 · 17 comments
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@dtarakanov1 dtarakanov1 commented Jan 29, 2020

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.
The BSD-3-Clause license type complicates the filesystem library usage.

Describe the solution you'd like
The MIT license is more permissive, so it would be nice to apply it instead.

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Any other permissive licenses are welcome.

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Our team is going to open source some library (under MIT license) and having a dependency on the BSD license is not okay then. So if the license type is not changed, we'll have to find another filesystem implementation.

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@gulrak gulrak commented Jan 29, 2020

I'm sorry to hear, that the chosen license is not the one fitting your needs. I selected BSD-3 because of the no-endorsement-clause and I can not see how the MIT license will give me the same effect.

Besides that, there is the legal need for all contributors to agree to a license change, and that might be difficult to obtain.

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@dtarakanov1 dtarakanov1 commented Feb 5, 2020

Forgot to mention.
The rule is very simple: a BSD-3-Clause licensed library cannot be used in MIT licensed products (BSD-2-Clause can).
MIT is quite commonly used, so I suspect some of the ghc.filesystem library users just violate the license.
Fortunately there is boost.filesystem as well, though it has some downsides.

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@gulrak gulrak commented Feb 5, 2020

It's not that I'm totally against a re-licensing to MIT, but there still is the need of every other contributor to agree to the change to MIT license, so we can give it a try:

To all contributors:

If you agree with to a re-licenseing from BSD-3-Clause to the MIT license, please reply with a 👍

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@asmaloney asmaloney commented Feb 5, 2020

👍

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@cybik cybik commented Feb 5, 2020

I hereby 👍 this.

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@jwnimmer-tri jwnimmer-tri commented Feb 5, 2020

Yes, I agree 👍 to MIT relicensing.

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@karjonas karjonas commented Feb 5, 2020

I agree as well. 👍

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@Zer0xFF Zer0xFF commented Feb 5, 2020

You have my blessings 👍

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@kleuter kleuter commented Feb 5, 2020

👍

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@JonasVautherin JonasVautherin commented Feb 6, 2020

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@actboy168 actboy168 commented Feb 6, 2020

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@fenglc fenglc commented Feb 6, 2020

I agree as well.

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@jeanguyomarch jeanguyomarch commented Feb 6, 2020

Yes, I agree 👍 to MIT relicensing.

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@tohammer tohammer commented Feb 6, 2020

I agree to MIT relicensing 👍

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@gulrak gulrak commented Feb 7, 2020

Great, all agreed! - Thank you so much for participating!

So I plan a release of v1.3.0 under MIT license around the upcomming weekend.
Thanks for bringing this up @dtarakanov1!

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@asmaloney asmaloney commented Feb 7, 2020

@gulrak - thank you for all your work on this library!

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@gulrak gulrak commented Feb 8, 2020

New release v1.3.0 just published under MIT license!

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