• Subject: Re: New RPGIV functionality
  • From: "Scott Klement" <infosys@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 15 Jul 1999 12:00:41 -0500

Hi Bob!

I've actually got some code that I'd be willing to contribute to
something like this, but before doing so, I need to learn and
understand more about licensing of free software.

I'm petrified that I'll end up getting sued or something like that,
and I need to understand more about it.  Your latest message on
this topic was somewhat reassuring, but I'd kinda like to see a legal
draft of the licensing agreement that would accompany this code.

I guess I tend to like to see how this type of thing works out for
other people, and what kind of problems are in it before I dive into
something like this :)

These are the reasons that I didn't reply when you offered to host
a site of this type -- and I imagine many of the other programmers
here feel the same way.

It'd also be interesting to see how the software would be distributed
since many of my programs have multiple source members associated
with them (DDS, RPG source, service programs, /copy files, etc)
would we want to zip them all together?  or perhaps make a source PF
with all the members, and use SAVF to distribute it?   Would we
include a CL program or something similar that would automatically
create all the objects in the order in which they're needed?

Forgive me if these questions seem strange.  In the shop that I work
in, I compile and install the software that I write.  I don't have
to try to figure out how to make it easy for someone else to install..

Scott Klement
Information Systems Manager
Klement's Sausage Co, inc.



"Bob Cozzi" <cozzi@rpgiv.com> wrote:
> Actually,
>
> There is an RPG IV website. It is www.rpgiv.com
>
> I am fully willing to add a section on user-written code to it,
>  provide
> these conditions are met:
>
>  1) Full source code is provided.
>  2) Full use rights are granted to the public in writing (in the
>  source or
> attached text file is fine).
>  3) Users agree to indemnify the author of the code, RPGIV.com and
>  anybody
> else.
>  4) It is "as is" without warranty of any kind or for any purpose.
>  5) No dependence on rare 3rd-party software is integrated into the
>  code.
>     (That is if it needs product X in order to work, product X can
>  only be a
> very widely used piece of code. For example, Rexx routines for
>  Code/400
> would not be considered widely used.)
>
> I've offered this before, but few people have replied and fewer offe
>  code.
>
> Bob Cozzi
>
> http://www.RPGIV.com
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-rpg400-l@midrange.com
>  [mailto:owner-rpg400-l@midrange.com]On
> > Behalf Of boldt@ca.ibm.com
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 12:42 PM
> > To: RPG400-L@midrange.com
> > Subject: Re: New RPGIV functionality
> >
> > Doug wrote:
> > >I've said numerous times that (IMHO) subprocedures are the single
>  best
> > >enhancement to the language yet.  I love them, and have written
> > >service programs with lots of different routines for string
>  handling,
> > >date handling, etc.
> >
> > That's great!  But, have you shared your procedures with
> > others?  How many others have also written lots of routines
> > for string handling, date handling, etc.?
> >
> > Have a look at <http://www.cpan.org/>.  Why isn't there an
> > equivalent web site for RPG code?
> >
> > Cheers!  Hans
> >
> > Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com
> >
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