[Phpmyadmin-devel] license/copyright of error reporting server

Dieter Adriaenssens dieter.adriaenssens at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 15:26:31 CEST 2013

2013/7/31 Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>:
> Le 2013-07-30 13:03, Dieter Adriaenssens a écrit :
>> Hi all,
>> The error reporting server is based on cakePHP which is licensed under
>> MIT license [0].
>> It is compatible with GPL, the license under which phpMyAdmin is licensed.
>> Under which license shall we license the code that is added to create
>> the error reporting server?
>> Both licensing under GPL or MIT is a possibility.
>> It makes sense to license under GPL because phpMyAdmin itself is
>> licensed under GPL.
>> But it might be easier to use the MIT license, especially for files
>> with mixed copyright (original cakePHP files being modified creating
>> the error reporting server).
>> BTW : Conservancy allows us to license under the MIT license.
>> Anyway, there should be a license file (LICENSE and/or COPYING) in the
>> root dir of error reporting server repo.
>> And the files added to create the error reporting server should
>> contain a header indicating the licensing info.
>> [0] http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
> When must we decide about this? Can it wait until the team meeting?

I guess it can wait until the team meeting.
For now, mohamed added a license file with the MIT license, but it can
be changed later.

Kind regards,

Dieter Adriaenssens

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