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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: GNUmed install made easy - maybe

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: GNUmed install made easy - maybe
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 22:46:26 +0200
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On Sat, Oct 01, 2005 at 11:36:59AM -0700, Jim Busser wrote:

> software that is then re-sold to the public. But a legitimate point, 
> made in response by someone elsewhere, is the importance of a private 
> company not holding the license to open source software that is being 
> developed. They made the point that even a University if it holds the 
> license to an Open Source software, it can change the license at a 
> future release. Hence, if we wish to be strong in defense of the 
> point, we should create a Foundation modelled after an appropriate 
> example, yes? That way people volunteering (or agencies contributing 
> funds) might have fewer worries about their contributions being 
> "taken" into what later becomes a for-profit enterprise.

Actually, as I understand it, we are currently quite safe
regarding licensing: All the developers would have to agree
to a license change.

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