I don't agree - the Joomla! Project will ultimately be affected by this decision, and knowing where contributors stand, personally, IMHO, is important.lobos wrote:This thread is supposed to be about "Feedback on potential Joomla! Framework LGPL license change"... personal questions to Andrew don't seem a part of that...
[emphasis mine]masterchief wrote:You are asking the wrong question. It's not mutually exclusive. Let me put it this way. I do not want the Joomla project to be my exclusive "publisher" if the Framework is GPL. In that case I would self-publish under MIT which allows wider adoption AND Joomla to use the code at the same time. However, if the Framework is LGPL, I am inclined to make Joomla my exclusive "publisher".
I don't like this answer, or it's implications, but I respect it and value it withing the context of evaluating what decisions to make. Andrew, please accept my sincere and formal apology for criticizing you so harshly before for taking this position - who are we to say under what conditions anybody can be forced to contribute?
As part of the public email discussion referenced as context for this thread
(You can find that here https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searc ... cOU2YQ1OIJ)instance wrote:If we collectively decide to give our work away to people so they can build commercial stuff with it, I won't be happy, but I will accept the collective decision, recognizing that if I want to pick up my toys and go play in another sandbox, that's my choice (personally not a really smart one unless a large group agrees to come along, but hey, it's an option).
I guess that may be the wish for many of us.
Keep in ind, inter alia, various contributors have expressed that they either will continue to contribute, or won't, depending on the decision of license, and has always been considered 'fair game' with respect to the debate.
None of these responses should be interpreted to mean any of those contributors don't have the best interests of Joomla! at heart - and I find myself regretting having taken that position at earlier times.
Bottom line - I think that contributors should be able to openly express their views and positions, personally, as to under what conditions they will continue to make contributions - without criticism and without fear of repercussions.