In July we launched the idea on the mailing list to setup a Nooku Incubator where developers can collaborate on building new an innovative Nooku Components. Over the past few months we have been making steady progress. The Nooku Incubator is being setup as we speak and will open it’s doors in the coming weeks.
In order to ensure that everyone has the same understanding of and commitment to Nooku when they choose to participate in the Nooku Incubator we have created a Nooku Contributor Agreement.
In simple terms, the Nooku Contributor Agreement states that:
- You retain the ownership of the Contribution
- You grant us a copyright license under the terms of the GNU LGPLv3/GNU GPLv3/GNU AGPLv3.
- You warrant that your Contribution doesn’t violate the rights of any third parties.
This agreement protects your copyright, and allows Nooku and it’s community to grow and mature while relying on established and balanced licensing terms.
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After careful consideration, we decided to adopt the GPLv3, LGPLv3 and AGPLv3 licences for all future releases of Nooku. All versions of Nooku numbered 0.7 and later will be under the GPLv3, all versions of Nooku numbered 0.6 and before remain under the GPLv2.
The GPLv3 is the updated version of the GPLv2 license under which Nooku is currently distributed and improves Nooku’s compatibility with other licenses whilst making it easier to adopt internationally.
The latest incarnation of the GPL license, GPLv3 is designed to better suit the needs of Free Software in the 21st Century. We recommend you take the time to read this guide on the GPLv3 so as to gain a clearer understanding of both your rights and your obligations under this license.
This change heralds our ongoing commitment to the values of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS). It will allow developers and end users alike to be confident in their choice to use Nooku and applications derived from it.