Frankly, it sounds like a good idea to me...Soundoff at COMMON sounds good starting place....or perhaps the "town hall" meeting...we could do with a little less preaching to the choir and a little more listening to the clients...:)
On Wed, 20 Jul 2005, Nathan Andelin wrote:
Walden, Giovanni recently clarified on yahoo groups that the open source license he wrote and published at http://www-922.ibm.com/easy400p/easy400pos.html applied to other software provided on the site, but not to CGIDEV2, which I'm sure was was a surprise to a lot of people. He promoted CGIDEV2 as "open source", but now acknowledges that it wasn't. Just before his retirement from IBM, Giovanni requested that IBM release the product as open source, but his request was refused. He indicated that he was reprimanded by an IBM attorney, for allowing Mel to fix and enhance the product after leaving IBM, and for distributing Mel's changes. Giovanni is now calling for a popular uprising to pressure IBM into releasing its copyright. Who knows what the folks at IBM CTC may be thinking, other than feeling reluctant to relinquish their rights. Nathan M. Andelin --- "Walden H. Leverich" <WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:I did then ask the owner of CGIDEV2, the IBM CTCRochester,to let me redistribute CGIDEV2 from my site, inorder toprovide future maintenance and enhancements.OK, I'm confused. First, I am NOT a lawyer, but having said that, if you look at the license on the ibm site for CGIDEV2 it's really clear that anyone can modify the code and redistribute both the original and the modified versions. So, what does Giovanni need permission for, and what's IBM withholding. Seems to me Giovanni could just put the code on his site and he'd be doing nothing wrong. -Walden ------------ Walden H Leverich III Tech Software (516) 627-3800 x11 WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.TechSoftInc.com Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur. (Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.)____________________________________________________ Start your day with Yahoo! - make it your home page http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs -- This is the Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries (WEB400) mailing list To post a message email: WEB400@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/web400 or email: WEB400-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/web400.