[zeromq-dev] [ANN] zmq.rs - native stack of ØMQ in Rust

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Fri Jul 4 19:08:50 CEST 2014

On Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 10:02 AM, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think that you can get the same effect just by having a public, documented
> policy of only accepting BSD-licensed contributions.

Yes, we used to do this with ZeroMQ, asking all patches to be
submitted under MIT/X11. However it's one extra step for project
maintainers and contributors, and every extra step is a risk and cost.
If GitHub had a configurable one-time "I agree to submit all my
patches to this project under license XYZ" that would be workable IMO.

> Whether you have the share-alike license be the "trigger" or a simple policy
> statement won't make much difference, I don't think (IANAL!).

Indeed. Both will work as far as I can tell.

We could modify C4.1 to allow BSD-like licenses with this extra step.
That'd make it compatible with communities that have chosen such

Thanks for the discussion, this has been very helpful.


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