licence?

Hello,

Were any decisions taken at the planning meeting a few weeks ago about
licensing OGS6?

Myles

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Hi there,

basically Lars has made a proposal to switch from SVN to Git and then use GitHub as an development platform ( https://github.com/ufz ) and I did a very short presentation on open source licences. Here are the slides for both talks:
https://svn.ufz.de/ogs/raw-attachment/wiki/ogs6plan/Collaborative%20development%20with%20Git%20and%20Github%2C%20Lars%20Bilke.pdf
https://svn.ufz.de/ogs/raw-attachment/wiki/ogs6plan/OGSLisences.pdf

I had proposed to use GPLv2 and so far I don't think anybody has made any comments on that. I should also mention that I don't know too many details about GPL, it just looked right at a first glance and we should definitely check if it is really exactly what we want....

We have not yet made a final decision concerning the licence althrough afaik the decision the switch to Git/GitHub has been (more or less) made and with that we need to find a solution asap.

Best,
Karsten

Myles English schrieb:

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Hello,

Were any decisions taken at the planning meeting a few weeks ago about
licensing OGS6?

Myles

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Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
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e-mail: karsten.rink@ufz.de

Hi there, basically Lars has made a proposal to switch from SVN to

  > Git and then use GitHub as an development platform (
  > https://github.com/ufz ) and I did a very short presentation on open
  > source licences. Here are the slides for both talks:
  > https://svn.ufz.de/ogs/raw-attachment/wiki/ogs6plan/Collaborative%20development%20with%20Git%20and%20Github%2C%20Lars%20Bilke.pdf

Nice slides. I think I can illustrate the current abuse of the
subversion repository: translating it into a git repository, the total
size of the files in the 'sources' directory comes to just 14MB, but
including all of the history comes to 1.6GB, because it includes huge
diffs!

I would like to add (I am sure you know already) that git is easy to use
straight from the command line and, also, if the github hosted
repositories were made publicly accessible, we 'externals' wouldn't even
need github accounts.

  > https://svn.ufz.de/ogs/raw-attachment/wiki/ogs6plan/OGSLisences.pdf

Thanks, looks good.

  > I had proposed to use GPLv2 and so far I don't think anybody has
  > made any comments on that. I should also mention that I don't know
  > too many details about GPL, it just looked right at a first glance
  > and we should definitely check if it is really exactly what we
  > want....

Yes it is! Depends on who 'we' are I suppose.

GPLv3 looks almost the same and slightly better:
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/rms-why-gplv3.html

  > We have not yet made a final decision concerning the licence
  > althrough afaik the decision the switch to Git/GitHub has been (more
  > or less) made and with that we need to find a solution asap.

  > Best, Karsten

  > Myles English schrieb:
  >> Were any decisions taken at the planning meeting a few weeks ago
  >> about licensing OGS6?

Myles

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On Fri, 01 Jul 2011 09:47:50 +0200, Karsten Rink said:

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I'm not sure that is correct now. There are huge diffs though

Myles

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On Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:24:41 +0100, Myles English said:

  > Nice slides. I think I can illustrate the current abuse of the
  > subversion repository: translating it into a git repository, the
  > total size of the files in the 'sources' directory comes to just
  > 14MB, but including all of the history comes to 1.6GB, because it
  > includes huge diffs!

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