[open-science] Announcing the open source release of scholarly publishing platform, sci.pe

Tiffany Bogich tiffany at sci.pe
Fri Jul 12 21:50:14 UTC 2019

Thanks for the answer, we will patch the repos asap

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 5:32 PM Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com>

> 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
> > https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling-exceptions.en.html
> 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
> http://oss-watch.ac.uk/resources/cla
> Federico
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