FSFE Newsletter - February 2014

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Tue Feb 18 21:30:08 UTC 2014

* Hugo Roy:

> Some background on the Bacula case is available here
> https://fsfe.org/activities/ftf/bacula-agreement.en.html
> The bit that contradicts directly what you are saying is:
>     FSFE does not endorse the existence of a non-free version, but
>     FSFE cannot forbid authors to execute the rights granted by
>     copyright in their own work, as long as this does not limit
>     the scope of fiduciary's exclusive license.

The web page has markedly different content from the PDF file.  You
need to read the latter and check what software is covered.

> The permission to make proprietary software was absolutely not
> granted by FSFE, but directly by developers (who hold copyright in
> their contributions).

The wording in the agreement does not restrict its scope to Bacula
code that had already been licensed to Bacula Systems by its authors.

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