[zeromq-dev] patch for libpyzmq

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Tue Jan 27 19:25:49 CET 2009

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at fastmq.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the patch! However, to make it possible to merge it to the
> mainline you have to state that the patch is licensed under MIT license.
> It is kind of annoying but as 0mq is primarily focused on financial
> services sector, we need clear licensing policy.

No need to apologise, Martin.  This applies to any FOSS project
undertaken by a business: otherwise it's impossible to re-license the

There have been projects killed by uncertainty about who actually
owned the code.  The MIT license does not transfer ownership but it
gives such broad rights that it has the same effect.  For anything
more than a patch, the better way is to become a formal contributor
and sign a CAL.

With 0MQ, people get a very powerful package for free, and it's quite
normal to be willing to contribute back to that.


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