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License simplification #395
Would it be possible to change to just the MIT license?
The GPL makes lawyers jumpy and in this case the double licensing isn't getting much as the MIT is fully compatible with the GPLv2 and v3.
Narrowing it to a single license should help alleviate concerns, focus attention, and make AnnotatorJS feel that much more awesome (and simpler).
jQuery (FWIW) switched to just the MIT in September 2012:
I'm ok with a simpler license, but I'd like us to be very careful before we simplify to MIT alone. At the moment, contributors to the project are saying (implicitly, currently) that they are happy licensing their contributions under either the GPL or the MIT license. This leaves with the possibility of simplifying to the GPL (or GPL-compatible licenses) or to MIT without undue effort to establish signoff from past contributors.
I'd like to have a chat, perhaps with @BigBlueHat, @tilgovi, @dwhly, @aron and anyone else with a stake in this, about how we license Annotator. I think we have the potential to build an even stronger community around Annotator, and I don't want to see us make a rookie mistake at this stage.
On 2014-07-03 21:40, Nick Stenning wrote:
I would actually prefer keeping the GPL part.
On Jul 3, 2014 12:40 PM, "Nick Stenning" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That's true if we use MIT only, since MIT code can be used in GPL (but not
What we could do with GPL only is import GPL code that wasn't given to us
Let's schedule a time.
Should we also send it out to the mailing list?
From this point forward, I'm going to be keeping the Annotator issue tracker for bug reports only. Enhancements and feature requests should be made on the mailing list.
As this is a feature request, I'm going to close this issue. If you feel that I've miscategorised the discussion, and there is a genuine unaddressed bug, feel free to reopen with an explanation.