So we want to change to MIT License for all Flow Framework Core Components. The TYPO3 Association looked into it together with OSI and they suggest Apache License due to better protection against patent infringement lawsuits. I guess we just have to vote for it, there are enough examples of MIT projects that seem to get by even with the theoretical risk.
For reference both licenses are linked in the poll, the site also has a nice overview with highlevel infos about the licenses.
Check it out and vote. It should be an easy decision and I would like to be able to answer the TYPO3 Association soonish, therefore I would like to close the poll on Thursday!
thanks for taking the step to get results here. I have the feeling not everybody is on the same track about what these licenses mean / how the impact would be for the project. So for example we as a team should decide on the requirements (e.g. patents release) rather on the license itself.
I don’t see any disadvantage using Apache License other than being incompatible with GPL < 3.0 for now. The advantage is the more modern, explicit definition and more “protection” against software patents. So MIT being hip is not a thing why I’d vote for that.
Okay, so before we just have a random voting it would be nice if someone with more knowledge in that domain could write down a few objective facts. From reading different sources I can’t see any problem of choosing Apache License, but it’s still a confusing matter for me.
Quite interesting post. I doubt we will find much more knowledge, that’s why I put this up. The assocation wants a decision from us, actually we took one back at inspiring but I thought it makes sense to include the advice to use Apache License and think about it again. Still anyone should make up their midn about this.
That’s already clear and decided. Via CLA it is possible and according to the vote cast by the members of the T3A it seems the Assoc will change the license for us based on the CLA and then drop the CLA afterwards.