corey.burger at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 12:40:24 UTC 2005
There word from Mark at Mataro was that he was holding his options
open. He didn't want to commit and then be forced to take his word
back. But I can say, from talking to other members of the Canonical
team, that they are just as committed to open source, and thus
launchpad (all its bits) would become oss eventually.
On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:50:01 +0200, Sean Wheller <sean at inwords.co.za> wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 March 2005 09:55, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> > Sean Wheller wrote:
> > >
> > > On Tuesday 15 March 2005 08:43, Corey Burger wrote:
> > > > The only issue with Rosetta, and some people may have issues with it,
> > > > is that it is not-free, in all senses. That doesn't bother me much,
> > > > but it might others.
> > >
> > > Hmm, I did not know that. Seems strange, Canonical is committed to FREE
> > > and Open Source. Can you explain why you think it is not free in all
> > > senses?
> > As it says on the wiki <http://ubuntulinux.org/wiki/Rosetta>, Rosetta is
> > not yet Free Software, but it "will probably become open source
> > somewhere in the future". So it comes down to whether you trust
> > Canonical to release the Rosetta source code when it's ready. I trust
> > them, but then I work for them, so what would I know.
> I think we can say with a large degree of accuracy that Rosetta will become
> free. Anyway, I don't think this will bother us from using it for
> translations. Only I am not sure if it can handle free prose translations.
> But then, hey, what do I know about translations. :-)
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