[Buildbot-devel] Buildbot in Software Freedom Conservancy

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Thu Apr 12 03:59:48 UTC 2012

On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 11:39 PM, Tom Prince <tom.prince at ualberta.net> wrote:
> Software in the Public Interest <http://www.spi-inc.org/membership/>
> looks about as lightweight as sfc.

Noted - I haven't heard of SPI before, but they do seem to offer the
services I find attractive in SFC.

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 7:37 AM, Todd Cooper <todd_cooper at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am a Richard Stallman supporter.  If we have any organization it should be
> through the FSF?
> We are already using GPLv2.  GPLv3 would be problematic for us since we are
> involved in building and then it grays any software built with buildbot.

I'm not entirely sure what all of this means.

FSF requires, as I understand it, copyright assignment, which is not
practical for us.  I would also worry about pressure, or perceived
pressure, to use GPLv3.

> I don't see any advantage to joining them.  Why should we?

Good question - you suggested it :)

> Would it not be better to aligning with Python since we are 100% Python?

>From what I can tell, PSF doesn't do fiscal sponsorship, although they
do make grants.  I'm happy to be corrected.


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