Hi Andrea, *,
Am Sonntag, 3. Juli 2011, 14:13:56 schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
Am Montag, 27. Juni 2011, 19:02:42 schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
For usability, I'd prefer not to have a default here. Otherwise, people
may overlook the field and it might well happen that someone uploads an
extension that gets tagged as "GPL" but actually has (within the OXT
file) a totally different license.
I changed the field, in which the contributor choose the license, from
drop down to radio format. I added also a warning text to the
description of the field:
Thanks Andreas, this is a significant improvement: sloppy authors will
now have to be aware of that field.
It's unfortunate that something released with the same license as the
LibreOffice new files cannot be uploaded properly due to the need to
choose only one license, but limitations due to the tools (something
that I cannot understand in general) will maybe be overcome in future.
maybe we can later on add one or more fields for license, so that one could choose
two or three licenses for the same file. I write this on my todo-list for the future
Coming to the contents, I have 3 questions about your screenshot:
- "Freeware" will block the upload, right? I.e., if someone chooses
"Freeware" then the extension submission will be refused.
- Why is "Commercial License" in the list? GPL, LGPL and the other
options listed are (also) commercial licenses, so it's redundant.
- I don't really want to start any discussions about this, but I'm not
aware of a large number of extensions distributed under the "Zope
Public License" while I would, say, expect that there will be
extensions contributed under the Apache License. Of course the Apache
License can fit in the category of "Approved by OSI" and "Approved by
FSF", but maybe it deserves its own option. If this has already been
examined, just ignore it. The first extension I'm going to contribute
is under GPLv3 anyway...
I have not customized the list of licenses on my local box yet. We can decide which
licenses we will provide on the plattform. The contributor can choose only between
this licenses (the field is mandatory).
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