[maemo-community] Council Meeting

From: Lucas Maneos maemo at subs.maneos.org
Date: Thu Apr 19 13:48:33 EEST 2012
On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 03:21:38PM +0100, Andrew Flegg wrote:
>   3) Get a permanent licence grant for maemo.org to ship Nokia binaries
>      (e.g. flasher, firmware) and use them in the build process (SDKs in
>      autobuilder and COBS).

I think these two issues should be kept separate.

A redistribution licence for closed binaries is something extremely
unlikely to happen, time to accept that and move on.

On the other hand, use of nokia-binaries in builders should be already
covered by the existing licence[1].  The only problem areas that I can
see (IANAL etc disclaimers apply) are:

  A. backups (only one copy permitted),
  B. no legal entity to become the "Licensee",
  C. agreements between licensee and "employees" (build service admins etc) 

A is an annoyance, but we could probably jump through some hoops and
live with it as the bits in question are pretty much static.  A possible
answer to B & C might be:

>   1) Create a self-governing, non-profit legal entity for maemo.org. It is
>      unclear (to me), what this would accomplish.

Other options would be along the lines of another party such as Mer or
Nemein being the licensee and managing access.


[1] Fremantle version: <http://tablets-dev.nokia.com/eula/index.php>.
    The Diablo version in my scratchbox instance lacks clause 3.2 but is
    otherwise identical.
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