Remove dual-license from test files

VERIFIED FIXED in Bugzilla 2.18

Status

()

Bugzilla
Bugzilla-General
VERIFIED FIXED
15 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: zach, Assigned: zach)

Tracking

unspecified
Bugzilla 2.18
Bug Flags:
approval +

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment)

7.13 KB, patch
justdave
: review+
Joel Peshkin
: review+
Jacob Steenhagen
: review+
David D. Kilzer (ddk)
: review+
gerv
: review+
zach
: review+
bbaetz
: review+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review
(Assignee)

Description

15 years ago
Sorry this took me so long to file, but we need to look into the use of the dual
(or is it tri?) license in some of the tests. If we find that we need to, I can
roll them back to MPL-only (iirc, all the contributors are those active in
Bugzilla development).
Here's my view: the Mozilla project picked the tri-license for particular
reasons which are applicable to Mozilla, and in order to promote wide use of its
code. Those reasons do not, in my view, apply to Bugzilla. In addition, I know
there are some Bugzilla contributors who don't like the tri-license (Hixie, for
one.) 

Any attempt to tri-license the entirety of Bugzilla would be a large effort for
extremely little gain. We would need to contact anyone who'd ever contributed a
patch - and that's a lot of people. 

If we are not going to tri-license the entire app, then I also think it's wrong
to tri-license parts of it. We have found the hard way that having different
licenses on different bits of code merely causes extreme confusion.

I therefore think we should leave the Bugzilla standard licenses as MPL-only,
and bring all files into line with that.

Gerv
I'm with Gerv....  if you can make said arrangements with the existing
contributors on the files that are currently multiply licensed, get them all
changed back to MPL-only.
Dave: who is "you"? :-) That is, am I responsible for fixing this or is Zach?

Gerv
I was assuming Zach, since he's the one that asked, and he's also the one that
initially put the multi-license on most of those files.
(Assignee)

Comment 5

15 years ago
To: joel, jake, justdave, ddk, and gerv, 

According to bonsai, you have all made changes to a test file covered by the
dual-license (due to my fault in putting it there in the first place). In order
to fix this problem (it has been decided that we just want MPL for all files),
it would be great if you could pleast grant permission to relicense your code. 

I also grant permission to MPL (only MPL) my code. 

I'll post a patch soon, but I can't apply it without permission. 
(Assignee)

Comment 6

15 years ago
Created attachment 108680 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch
(Assignee)

Updated

15 years ago
Attachment #108680 - Flags: review?
(Assignee)

Updated

15 years ago
Flags: approval?

Updated

15 years ago
Attachment #108680 - Flags: review+
Attachment #108680 - Flags: review? → review?(jake)
Attachment #108680 - Flags: review?(ddkilzer)
Attachment #108680 - Flags: review?(gerv)
Attachment #108680 - Flags: review?(zach)
Comment on attachment 108680 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

to all the people I just requested reviews from on this patch:	granting review
on this patch indicates your willingness to have your code in the testing suite
relicensed as MPL-only (eliminating the dual MPL/GPL license).
(Assignee)

Updated

15 years ago
Attachment #108680 - Flags: review?(zach)

Updated

15 years ago
Attachment #108680 - Flags: review?(gerv)

Updated

15 years ago
Attachment #108680 - Flags: review?(jake)
Summary: Investigate dual-license → Remove dual-license from test files
Comment on attachment 108680 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

I'm sure I've touched test files somewhere...

Comment 9

15 years ago
Comment on attachment 108680 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

I grant permission to change the license on the code I contributed 
to Bugzilla (in test and anywhere else).

Hopefully I'll have some time to start working on Bugzilla again soon. :^)
Attachment #108680 - Flags: review?(ddkilzer)
Flags: approval? → approval+
(Assignee)

Comment 10

15 years ago
Patch checked in, I'm pretty sure (did a search for it) that I got all the
GPL's, if you catch any that I missed, please let me know. 
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 11

15 years ago
http://lxr.mozilla.org/webtools/search?string=gpl
vrfy fixed
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Updated

12 years ago
OS: MacOS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla 2.18
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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