Re: [Evolution-hackers] Evolution: Taking forward...

I was kindly asked for this:

Permission granted for any pieces of code I've produced.

Lucian Langa.

>         We have had a set of problems that we are carrying around for
>         some time like :
>               * Copyright assignments, which is not the best way
>         looking for the future of Evolution. It sucks and sort of
>         limits contributions to Evolution and we wanted to drop it.
>               * The current licensing incompatibility issues of
>         Evolution with Samba4/libmapi (GPLv3). Evolution needs to link
>         with libmapi/samba4 for the new mapi based connector being
>         developed for Exchange 2007.
>         So here is the plan :
>               * Drop Evolution copyright assignments and make it
>         really easy to contribute to Evolution
>               * Move Evolution licensing to  "LGPL v2 and LGPL v3" to
>         let us re-use the code more easily around the platform.  This
>         also moves us closer to Thunderbird's MPL/LGPL model. 
>         We think this is good for Evolution and (of course) we
>         continue to invest in Evolution. We are also working to ensure
>         we have the rights to re-license all of the code. We will do
>         the licensing/header changes as we audit the code ownership
>         situation.
>         It would be really helpful if you can post a public/explicit
>         mail with permissions to do it, or code pointers - if you
>         think you wrote a piece of Evolution code & object.
>         We are really excited about this and we feel this would really
>         help Evolution a lot. We need your support now for making this
>         change and to take Evolution to great heights.
>         Thanks for your contributions and support.

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