[quagga-dev 12189] Re: [PATCH 2/2] HACKING: Quagga is a GPL project, all contributions must be compatible with GPL

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 18:46:38 BST 2015

I don't really understand what this is intended to clarify.

Are you asking contributors to specifically relicense their code as
GPL as a criterion for inclusion? That does make for headaches with
alternatively licensed code under lighter licenses with many

Or are you merely requiring that the license of included code be
compatible with the GPL (as the BSD, apache, and many other OSI
approved licenses are.)

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:49 AM, Paul Jakma <paul at jakma.org> wrote:
> * HACKING.tex: Quagga is a GPL project, as the top-level COPYING file has
>   clearly stated, since inception.  All contributions must be under terms
>   that are compatible with the GPL.  This is obvious, but good to be
>   explicit about in the "REQUIRED READING" section.
> ---
>  HACKING.tex | 5 +++--
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/HACKING.tex b/HACKING.tex
> index f78d451..4e6c242 100644
> --- a/HACKING.tex
> +++ b/HACKING.tex
> @@ -25,11 +25,12 @@ Note well: By proposing a change to Quagga, by whatever means, you are implicitl
>  \begin{itemize}
>    \item To licence your contribution according to the licence of any files in Quagga being
> -        modified.
> +        modified, \textit{and} according to the COPYING file in the
> +        top-level directory of Quagga.
>    \item That it is your responsibility to ensure you hold whatever rights are required to be
>          able to contribute this change under the licenses of the files in Quagga being
> -        modified.
> +        modified, and the top-level COPYING file.
>    \item That it is your responsibility to give with the contribution a full account of all
>          interests held and claims in the contribution; such as through copyright, trademark and
> --
> 2.1.0
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Dave Täht
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