[maemo-developers] Is mauku open source, i.e free or is in non-free?

From: Pauli Virtanen pav at iki.fi
Date: Sat Jan 30 13:00:58 EET 2010
pe, 2010-01-29 kello 08:43 +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez kirjoitti:
> On 26/01/2010 21:13, Graham Cobb wrote:
> > As a member of the Council I would say that we need to somewhere make it clear 
> > that by uploading a source package to maemo.org, you are giving maemo.org a 
> > licence to redistribute that source and the binaries built from it (and that 
> > you assert you have the right to give such a licence).  Shall we add that to 
> > http://wiki.maemo.org/Extras?
> What if people upload stuff don't have the right to give maemo.org that
> licence? If they aren't the copyright holder, there's no way they can
> give that right if it's not already allowed.

Then maemo.org has no legal right to distribute the software even to
users, and it cannot go into the repositories. If it's already in, the
repository admins must remove the packages -- remove first, ask later.

There is absolutely no point to put the software in the repository in
such a case, if nobody is allowed even to download it.

Clear, yes?

Pauli Virtanen

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