[josm-dev] License clarification for JOSM plugins

Giovanni Mascellani g.mascellani at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 15:26:53 BST 2008


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Sorry, I answered in error only to Frederik. He has already replied, and
I think his reply (and the update of LICENSE) is enough for having the
copyright status clearly expressed. The only last thing that I'd like
to point out is that
src/org/openstreetmap/josm/io/MultiPartFormOutputStream.java isn't and
can't be GPL (is copyrighted from Sun).

Thank you all JOSM developers very much!

All'incirca Mon, 14 Apr 2008 21:29:46 +0200,  Frederik Ramm
<frederik at remote.org> sembrerebbe aver scritto:

> The problem with all that is that it would be easy if I was the sole
> author (my stuff is PD anyway); there are numerous others who would,
> very strictly speaking, have to be contacted - even if it's 99% sure
> that they'll say "oh well, I don't care".

Is the fact that you're releasing your code to PD written everywhere?
If it is not, the completely opposite thing is assumed by default:
you're retaining all your rights, as Gabriel has already said.

I'd like if you could at least clarify it in a central file. A much
better approach would be to include a notice saying this in all the
files, but I understand your point when you say it's a bit hard-working
(even if I'd certainly do it in a project belonging to me - I like to
be as clear as possible on copyright points).

What can you say me about images? I think they're also supposed to be
GPL (hope 2 or later). Could you please add also a note for this?
Motivations are always the same: being clear about these things. Sorry
for bothering you, but I think this helps the whole FOSS community!

Thank you again! :-)
Giovanni.
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