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Open source project Which license?. Webinar with The Rosetta Foundation Advisory Committee Wednesday, 06 March 2013, 12 noon Dublin time Reinhard Sch äler and SOLAS Dev Team. Background. SOLAS. Service Oriented Localisation Architecture Solution b ased on Open Standards.

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open source project which license

Open source projectWhich license?

Webinar with The Rosetta Foundation Advisory Committee

Wednesday, 06 March 2013, 12 noon Dublin time

Reinhard Schäler and SOLAS Dev Team

solas
SOLAS

Service Oriented Localisation Architecture Solution

based on Open Standards

Language Service ‘Dating’ Engine

Tools, Technologies and Resources

Powering Trommons

trommons
Trommons

The Translation Commons

An open space owned by the community, powered by SOLAS, and maintained by The Rosetta Foundation.

what would we like to do
What would we like to do?
  • Ensure use and take up of SOLAS
  • SOLAS to power the Translation Commons
  • Set up The Rosetta Open Source Project
    • Reassure users that SOLAS will never be taken away from them, locked into a patent, or charged for.
    • Encourage open source communities to contribute.
    • Ensure the sustainability and use of SOLAS.
  • Connect with existing developer communities
    • Make it easy for them to contribute
    • Make it easy for them to use SOLAS
which license
Which License?

Can’t be locked away, but easier to connect with proprietary code.

Maintain ‘provenance’. Same license for derivative work.

Use for whatever purpose without any restrictions.

LGPL

Apache

GPL

criteria
Criteria…
  • Does it allow us to do what we want to do?
  • Is it well known and easily recognizable?
  • Who will it attract?
  • Similar projects
    • Use GPL licenses
      • OKAPI Framework (http://okapi.opentag.com)
      • Moses for Localization (M4LOC - code.google.com/p/m4loc/)
discussion

Discussion

Questions?

Suggestions?

Recommendation?

Thank you to all who have provided advice already, including Sven Andrä, Alan Gunne, Chris Exton, David Filip, UL TTO, and the SOLAS Dev Team.

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