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We have a received a request= on geotools-devel to relicense a subset of the codebase under the apache l= icense to facilitate collaboration with the apache sis-dev community.
The code contribution agreement, cited below, clearly allows contributors to continue to reuse and repu= rpose their own work. As such this proposal is strictly focused on establis= hing a working relationship with the Apache foundation to facilitate making= a subset of the codebase available under a dual license.
The GeoTools project makes use of several apache projects, and is famili= ar with the requested Apache License.
To meet the above request:
Discussion on this topic has taken place on several geotools email lists= :
And the next board meeting:
Related discussion about migrating code between projects and carefully a= cross license changes:
Alternatives shortlisted in email discussion:
This proposal is in up for review:
AFTER (using wording of current apache license):
This initial request is within the limits of the GeoTools code cont= ribution agreement: GeotoolsAssignmentToOSGeo.pdf as detailed in the follow= ing sections:
Section II Assignment of Copyright
Section V. Obligations of the Foundation
The relative section of the above bylaws of the foundation mentioned abo= ve is:
Section VII. Assignment of Agreement