[dojo-contributors] Question about licensing excanvas

Nathan Toone toonetown at dojotoolkit.org
Wed Sep 10 18:12:52 EDT 2008


+dojo-dev

On Sep 10, 2008, at 3:50 PM, Glen Murphy wrote:

> This sounds good to me - assume my approval on anything related to
> ExCanvas. Especially for my huggable Dojo peeps.
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 2:20 PM, Emil A Eklund <eae at google.com> wrote:
>> + Glen Murphy
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 14:10, Brad Neuberg  
>> <bradneuberg at google.com> wrote:
>>> +Emil Eklund
>>>
>>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 2:09 PM, Brad Neuberg <bradneuberg at google.com 
>>> >
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> +opensource-discuss
>>>>
>>>> Hi open source folks! Our fine friends from the Dojo project  
>>>> would like to
>>>> license our ExCanvas open source code. In case you don't know,  
>>>> ExCanvas is a
>>>> drop-in JavaScript library that implements the Canvas tag on  
>>>> Internet
>>>> Explorer (http://code.google.com/p/explorercanvas/). Dojo would  
>>>> like to wrap
>>>> this library with a few more Dojo-isms to make it easier to work  
>>>> with in
>>>> that world. Dojo is doubley licensed under the AFL and the BSD,  
>>>> while
>>>> ExCanvas is under the ApacheV2. The Dojo Foundation really likes  
>>>> to have
>>>> library simplification and their copyright clean with CLAs  
>>>> however, and want
>>>> to have permission to bring ExCanvas into their project under the  
>>>> AFL and
>>>> BSD as well. As a reference, Google has a CLA with the Dojo  
>>>> Foundation so
>>>> this would be easy if Emil Eklund is okay with it (he's the  
>>>> original author
>>>> of ExCanvas I believe).
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> ExCanvas was a joint project by Glen Murphy, Erik Arvidsson and
>> myself. I'm fine with licensing it under the additional licenses
>> proposed however we should check with Erik and Glen as well.
>>
>> --
>> Emil
>>
>>
>>>>
>>>> More details on the request below.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 8:52 AM, Dylan Schiemann  
>>>> <dylan at sitepen.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
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>>>>> Hi Nathan,
>>>>>
>>>>> Apache V2 is reasonably compatible with Dojo, and something we  
>>>>> usually
>>>>> allow I think.  That said, if we can get Google's consent on
>>>>> contributing it under their CLA via the BSD and AFL, that would be
>>>>> simpler all around.
>>>>>
>>>>> I've copied Brad Neuberg and Erik Arvidsson to see who we need  
>>>>> to talk
>>>>> to at Google about this.
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> - -Dylan
>>>>>
>>>>> Nathan Toone wrote:
>>>>>> Pete asked me to ping you - he said you might be able to help  
>>>>>> out/point
>>>>>> me to someone.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I am working on porting google's excanvas to be more dojo- 
>>>>>> friendly.
>>>>>> I'm
>>>>>> willing to submit it into dojox - since it's a nice  
>>>>>> compatibility layer
>>>>>> to have at times (when using old canvas-based code).  However,  
>>>>>> it's
>>>>>> licensed under Apache V2 - which we think is not compatible  
>>>>>> with Dojo's
>>>>>> licensing.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm planning on asking on the excanvas mailing list if we can  
>>>>>> have
>>>>>> permission to include it in dojo - Pete says we have google's  
>>>>>> CLA on
>>>>>> file.  However, he mentioned that you may have a contact or  
>>>>>> something
>>>>>> that I may be able to ask directly.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Nathan
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> - --
>>>>> Dylan Schiemann
>>>>> SitePen, Inc.
>>>>> t: 650.968.8787
>>>>> f: 650.618.2011
>>>>> www.sitepen.com
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Best,
>>>> Brad
>>>>
>>>> bradneuberg at google.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best,
>>> Brad
>>>
>>> bradneuberg at google.com
>>>
>>




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