[ANNOUNCE] upstart 0.5.2 released

Kees Jongenburger kees.jongenburger at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 19:55:54 BST 2009

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 8:33 PM, Saravanan Shanmugham
(sarvi)<sarvi at cisco.com> wrote:
> Why the move to GPLv3. I am not sure how many in the community see this
> as a problem, but we do.
> As a policy many don't use GPLv3 software because its not viewed as
> industry friendly.
> I don't want to get into the discussion of whether GPLv3 is or is not
> industry friendly.
> Moreover, if you plan on Upstart being truly widely used and a true
> replacement for SysV Init, it should match the Linux Kernel Licensing
> whatever that might be. So that it really is part of the base core Linux
> infrastructure that  it is convenient for everyone to use together.
> I notice that Fedora, Redhat and quite a few other distros also package
> upstart as part of their distros and many of these distros as use by the
> industry.
> The core set of components have so far been GPLv2.


I had some feeling the last weeks that things where starting to move
in the right direction again but really
not only do I need to give the copyright to the project I also lose
the right to use the software as I like and who
knows that the license will be next and what code will be used for.

Did I miss some discussion somewhere? I just don't believe this!

Thanks for the fixes in 0.5.1 and unless something changes I really
don't see how I can even try to contribute



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