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[Savannah-register-public] [task #14621] Submission of Graph Model Libra

From: Brook Milligan
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #14621] Submission of Graph Model Library
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:50:56 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #6, task #14621 (project administration):

A new tarball is attached.

Please study what is known about the different legal situations in different
countries.  There are in fact differences with respect to what is allowable
under copyright law, who has standing to seek remedies, etc.  The policy I
have identified with respect to contributions simply attempts to explicitly
acknowledge these differences and remove any ambiguity.  It has no effect on
the freedom to use the software.  Because it is released under the AGPL, the
software will always be free.

Nothing in the policy I have identified conflicts with anyone's ability to
maintain the free status of a GPLed program (or library in this case).  After
all, it is released under the GPL and thus by design cannot be made "unfree". 
In fact, after further thought, I have decided to release it under the AGPL,
because as a library it might be the basis of a server product.  Nobody can
make any of this "unfree"; that is the point of releasing something under the
(A)GPL after all.

As for contributor, their stated aim is the following:  "The
goal of is to develop the legal and technical
infrastructure that will enable open source collaborative projects to receive,
use, and share in-kind contributions from participants while eliminating or
minimizing the legal risk therefrom to the projects and those who depend on
them."  In short, the goal is to create an environment in which collaborative
projects can thrive, and are simply looking at the legal ramifications of how
to accomplish that.

Your goal of securing freedom for users of software is accomplished by
ensuring that projects use the (A)GPL as a license, because that ensures that
the software is always free.  This project does that.  At the same time, it
strives to be unambiguous about the legal ramifications.  These are not

(file #41834)

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