[open-science] Announcing the open source release of scholarly publishing platform, sci.pe
Federico Leva (Nemo)
nemowiki at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 21:32:16 UTC 2019
Sorry, I read this message too late.
Tiffany Bogich, 13/07/19 00:19:
> Our intent is to have the source code under the AGPL3 license and sell
> exceptions in the spirit of
That would mean the opposite of open core. "Selling exceptions" just
means that you are ready to give private licenses (in return for
something) for all the rights you have not yet given away with your
public license. It's not dual licensing and you don't need to write it
in your licensing statement because it's your right by default and the
AGPLv3 doesn't contradict it.
So, please add a normal COPYING or LICENSE file with the AGPLv3 and
remove that unclear sentence from the README, then you'll be fine.
The one thing you need, to be able to sell exceptions, is to actually
own (full) copyright on the code beyond what the AGPLv3 grants. For
that, you'll need a contributor agreement so that contributors other
than your employers assign copyright to your company (whether they'll
like that is another question). Some examples are available at
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