Opened 20 months ago

Closed 20 months ago

Last modified 19 months ago

#10644 closed task (fixed)

Add a real license

Reported by: hasienda Owned by: hasienda
Priority: normal Component: AccountManagerPlugin
Severity: normal Keywords: license
Cc: coderanger, mgood, otaku42, pacopablo, rjollos Trac Release:


Investigations on pushing acct_mgr-0.3.2 to PyPi lead to this call for a real license for this plugin.

This ticket is meant as a place to track progress and refer to, when trying to resolve the issue.

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20121121_AcctMgr_add-real-license_appeal.pdf (38.9 KB) - added by hasienda 20 months ago.
email from hasienda to original author and previous comitters for license clarification

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Changed 20 months ago by hasienda

email from hasienda to original author and previous comitters for license clarification

comment:1 Changed 20 months ago by hasienda

Btw, the only mentioning of the license in tickets was in #1953 and #3016, but apparently only for technical reasons.

comment:2 Changed 20 months ago by hasienda

First, instant reaction to my inquiry:

On 21.11.2012 21:45, Noah Kantrowitz wrote:

+1 from me for BSD or Apache V2. Also happy to cede my copyright to Edgewall if they want to act as holders.


comment:3 Changed 20 months ago by hasienda

We're already at 50 % with another fast reply:

On 21.11.2012 22:26, John Hampton wrote:

Same here +1 for BSD and am happy to assign copyright to Edgewall if


Thanks, very encouraging, really didn't expect such instant responses.

comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by hasienda

On 22.11.2012 11:22, Michael Renzmann wrote:

Hi all.

+1 from me, too. I'll agree to whatever you think is the best approach to
get this issue fixed.

Thanks. Last but not least we need to hear a word from the initial plugin author.

comment:5 Changed 20 months ago by hasienda

No reply from Matt Good yet, but from what I researched in the original plugin author released all code done within the last few years with the (still ambiguous) BSD license label in

So I expect him to agree on a simplified BSD-license as well.

comment:6 Changed 20 months ago by hasienda

  • Status changed from new to assigned

Indeed, here he is:

On 28.11.2012 23:17, Matt Good wrote:

Well, I'm a little sad to see the BEERWARE license go, but BSD would be fine with me.

-- Matt

So all main authors/maintainers have signed-off or explicitly agreed to put a more formal license in place, implicitly voting against 'Public Domain' or equivalent 'CC0' in favor of the 3-Clause-BSD license, that is the current, long-term Trac license and commonly found in Trac plugins as well.

Again, thank you all for your fast, positive reply.

comment:7 Changed 20 months ago by hasienda

(In [12395]) AccountManagerPlugin: Add 3-Clause-BSD to accompany BEERWARE, refs #10644.

Thanks for broad agreement on making the step to give this plugin a suitable
free license by common standards.

comment:8 Changed 20 months ago by hasienda

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

(In [12398]) AccountManagerPlugin: Releasing version 0.4, pushing development to acct_mgr-0.5dev.

Availability of that code as stable release
closes #874, #3459, #4677, #5295, #5691, #6616, #7577, #8076, #8685, #8770, #8791, #8990, #9052, #9079, #9090, #9139, #9246, #9252, #9547, #9618, #9676, #9843, #9852, #9940, #10023, #10028, #10123, #10142, #10204, #10276, #10397, #10412, #10594, #10625 and #10644.

Some more issues have been worked-on, yet without confirmed resolution,
refs #5464 (for JiraToTracIntegration), #8927 and #10134.

And finally there are some issues and enhancement requests showing progress,
but known to require more work to resolve them satisfactorily,
refs #843, #1600, #5964, #8217, #8933.

Thanks to all contributors and followers, that enabled and encouraged a good
portion of this development work.

comment:9 Changed 19 months ago by hasienda

(In [12470]) AccountManagerPlugin: Adjust licensing note in contrib files, refs #10644.

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