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

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Srinivasa Ragavan wrote:
> Hello guys,
> 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.

You're free to convert the license to my Bogofilter plugin code, as well
as any other patches I've committed to Evolution, to LGPL v2 or v3.
I appreciate your efforts.

Mikhail Zabaluev
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