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[Savannah-register-public] [task #11408] Submission of Free Reservation

From: Bernhard Fastenrath
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #11408] Submission of Free Reservation System
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:03:05 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #4, task #11408 (project administration):

>> There is no point to assign an independent copyright to the JAXB
>> generated content, because it has been generated from
>>, which is already under GPL.
> Is that information already stated somewhere in the tarball?

Not yet, I'll include the file itself, which does contain the GPL license.
Changing the generated content is pointless because re-generation would remove
the comments.

>> I suppose you don't consider the reference to
>> in the header of
>> org/nongnu/frs/service/opentravel/ a problem
>> either?
> Sorry, I haven't noticed it the first time I checked the project.
> What does it means, exactly?. It seems like it's asking for not to
> disturb proprietary business by forcing the user to "buy" the
> software, that would be an inacceptable for a free software package. 

I'm merely asking contributors not to release an OTA connector as Public
Domain (I'm forking this project from a project which is released as Public
Domain, but I'm the primary author of that project as well). I do think a GPL
version could also remain more a "proof of concept" design (of this single
class, not the whole project), because my aim is not to provide a high quality
system for free. There are several companies that sell nothing much but such
systems. Personally I lack the motivation to disrupt their business. I merely
want to offer an entry level system that cannot do all the things (e.g. OTA)
you might want from a professional system. Of course I appreciate that this
view does not apply to all open source software components (e.g. the Linux
kernel and GCC for instance), but is there a need for a free high level
reservation system? I think closed-source competitors wouldn't like it and
even users might dislike it if other users of the system became their
competitors too easily. I see the further development of the system as an
intellectual challenge and would rather add some exercises to it than spoil
the educational effects. (See for exercises
in the original project).


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