[sword-devel] GPL 3 licencing issues

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Mon Jul 16 17:44:38 MST 2007


Yes, you are correct.  If your organization decides to contribute code to
CrossWire, you grant CrossWire full ownership rights to the contribution. 
This effectively lets CrossWire do whatever they want with it.  If they
decide to grant, say, the United Bible Societies permission to use the code
in a project like, say, Fieldworks, even though Fieldworks is currently not
opensource, then CrossWire has that perogative.

Granting CrossWire full ownership rights of your contribution does not take
away your full ownership rights to do whatever you choose with your code. 
Your organization can release your code under whatever license you wish.


jonathon <jonathon.blake at gmail.com> wrote: 
>Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
>> scares you, remember that you don't give up your ownership of your own
>> you merely give CrossWire full ownership priviledges, as well.
>Can I get a clarification here.
>If an organization contributes code to Crosswire, Crosswire
>can use it under the GPL 2.0 (or 3.0).
>The organization that contributes the code can continue to
>use their code under whatever licence the organization
>contributing the code distributes their product under.
>EG: I write a bible study program, and decide to include a
>lectionary.   I can contribute the lectionary code to
>CrossWire, which will further distribute it under the GPL.
>I can continue to distribute my Bible study program, under
>whatever licence I have chosen.
>Or have I misunderstood something?
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