Re: Distribution Naming System


On 6 April 2014 20:35, Sébastien Wilmet <swilmet gnome org> wrote:
On Sun, Apr 06, 2014 at 07:17:59PM +0200, Alberto Ruiz wrote:
systemd, CoreOS, LLVM, OpenStack, LibreOffice, GitLab... there are so many
interesting problems and critical to software freedom being solved outside
of the GNU umbrella these days.

GNOME is still a GNU project, but GNOME doesn't highlight that. On the
GNOME homepage, we could have something like "GNOME, the GNU desktop".
And "GTK+, the GNU widget toolkit", etc. With a paragraph explaining the
GNU philosophy, and links to the GNU website and articles.

I think that yes: the GNOME website should link back to the GNU
website in the "about" section. care to file a bug?

whether or not we should add "the GNU desktop/widget toolkit" I leave
to the engagement team.

We can also upgrade our software licences to the GPLv3 and LGPLv3.

"we" as in...?

basically all parts of the GNOME stack are licensed under (L)GPLv2 or
later already, and some of it are under (L)GPLv3 or later. even if we
don't take the "or later" at face value, re-licensing our platform is
going to be impossible: we don't have copyright assignment (for a lot
of good reasons) and in some cases some contributors do not exist any
more, making the re-licensing effort a non-starter.

on top of that, the v2 has given us the widest adoption possible, and
unlike other entities we cannot re-license dual-license for commercial
work. I personally don't want to see the ecosystem of companies using
GNOME technologies dwindle even more.



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