[Koha] Fwd: LibLime ideas on a Koha Software Foundation
mjr at phonecoop.coop
Fri Oct 15 11:28:42 NZDT 2010
david at lang.hm wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2010, MJ Ray wrote:
> > A foundation 40%-controlled by Liblime doesn't seem independent to me,
> > so I feel it should be moved, but I can't think of how to name where
> > it should go. Does a vendor tie seem in keeping with a FOSS project
> > host corporation to anyone?
> it's actually very common, think about Fedora, Ubuntu, SuSE to name just
Fedora, Ubuntu and SuSE seem to be dependent company projects of
RedHat, Canonical and Novell respectively. Also, Ubuntu wasn't
entirely FOSS last I checked and SuSE was and wasn't at various times.
(I had to double-check Fedora because the Fedora Project looks like a
stand-alone project host at first glance, but now I'm pretty sure
there is only RedHat and no project host corporation. That's quite a
So does this also suggest that a dependent company project might
not remain entirely FOSS, too?
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