[zeromq-dev] RFC: ØMQ Contributions, Copyrights and Control

Martin Lucina mato at kotelna.sk
Tue Aug 3 16:07:11 CEST 2010


ph at imatix.com said:
> We've been thinking for a while about ØMQ's copyright policy, and
> would like to propose a change.
> Here's the proposal: http://www.zeromq.org/blog:rfc-0mq-contributions
> This won't be a radical change but over time will allow businesses to
> invest more in ØMQ, knowing that they have equal rights to any other
> business, including iMatix, that invests in ØMQ.

What can I say? Wow! I was hoping something like this would be decided
eventually -- kudos to you for making this decision.

Apropos contributions, to ensure we don't run afoul of any licensing
problems I think it would be useful to institute a "Certificate of Origin"
policy using Signed-Off-By: tags in patches or Git commits, similar to what
is done by the Linux kernel.

See point 12) in the Linux SubmittingPatches document below for




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