[Project_owners] Re: SmartSync Project and Mozdev Terms of Use

Eric H. Jung grimholtz at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 30 17:54:51 EDT 2006


I second the idea to opening mozdev to licenses which require source
code to be open, but disallow its reuse. What constitues reuse? I don't
know, I'm not a lawyer. But clearly there's a definition (look at the
whole SCO / System5 / Linux legal battle)



--- David Boswell <davidwboswell at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Feel free to discuss options for changes to the terms of use on this
> list or open a bug and we can track comments there.  If there is a
> general consensus for a change, we're certainly open to updating it.
> 
> David
> 
> 
> > Which then leads to the next question:  does MozDev want to limit
> > itself 
> > to "open source" projects, or include all "freely distributable" 
> > software?  If there are concerns about code safety, perhaps MozDev
> > could 
> > require that source code also be distributed, but not require
> > automatic permission for derived works?
> 
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