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Glorp Relicensing

September 13, 2010 17:26:51.174

Alan Knight is looking into relicensing Glorp:

At this point, it seems to me that it's desirable to go further than that, and actively relicense Glorp under a more open license. I don't think the threat of someone taking the code base and making something proprietary from it is as significant as the impediment to usage that being under the LGPL causes. So to that end, I'm going to be going through old records and trying to get in contact with previous contributors to do a relicensing under another license. I'm thinking MIT, or something in that vein.
Suggestions on licenses, process involved in doing this, arguments, or other commentary are welcomed.

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posted by James Robertson


Re: Glorp Relicensing

[RD] September 14, 2010 10:30:47.219

Relicensing may be a good idea, but also making sure that there is active development going on may increase interest in GLORP.

I know it is actively being developed, but if I look at the "official" website, it looks like it's a dead project.

Also, documentation is really oooold (and possibly outdated?).

Both of these facts don't contribute to gather any active interest outside of the Smalltalk "incrowd".

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