[ILUG] Solution needed for terminale server licensing problem.
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Aug 14 18:40:27 IST 2007
Updating my post:
> Quoting Michael Armbrecht (michael.armbrecht at gmail.com):
> > There are alternatives to MS Project, most of them done in Java.
> > This one (http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj/) looks very
> > MS-Projectish. It's Open Source....
> Sadly, no, it's not. Quoting my summary at "Project Management" on
> Licence is deceptively claimed to be open source, but in fact is MPL
> 1.1 plus a proprietary "badgeware" addendum that impairs third-party
> commercial usage by requiring that derivative works include mandatory
> advertising of OpenProj publisher Projity's name and trademarked logo on
> "each user interface screen" while specifically denying users a
> trademark licence.
Correction: They have now (recently, at least for the 2.1 beta) changed
to Socialtext's CPAL (Common Public Attribution License), which was
recently certified as open source by OSI. CPAL is a very much toned
down version of the badgeware idea, fixing the Open Source Definition-
oriented objections of people on OSI's license-discuss mailing list
(including yr. humble correspondent).
CPAL requires that redistributions or derivatives of covered Web / ASP /
SaaS applications flash a display on the work's graphical user interface
if any, for a reasonable time sufficient for the user to notice, stating
a required, brief notice identifying the original developer.
Commentators on license-discuss considered CPAL to encumber usage but
not to any meaningful degree, such that it's a slight nuisance but
doesn't substantially impair freedom of usage.
I'm about to correct my knowledgebase entry.
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