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We hav= e a received a request on geoto= ols-devel to relicense a subset of the codebase under the apache license to= facilitate collaboration with the apache sis-dev community.
The code= contribution agreement, cited belo= w, clearly allows contributors to continue to reuse and repurpose their= own work. As such this proposal is strictly focused on establishing a work= ing relationship with the Apache foundation to facilitate making a subset o= f the codebase available under a dual license.
The GeoTools project m= akes use of several apache projects, and is familiar with the requested Apa= che License.
To m= eet the above request:
Discussion on this topic has taken place on several geotools email li= sts:
An= d the next board meeting:
OSGeo discuss:<= /p>
Related discussi= on about migrating code between projects and carefully across license chang= es:
Alternatives shortlisted= in email discussion:
This proposal is in up for review:
AFTER (using wording of current apache license):
This initial request is w= ithin the limits of the GeoTools code contribution agreement:=C2=A0GeotoolsAssignmentToO= SGeo.pdf=C2=A0as detailed in the following sections:
Section II A= ssignment of Copyright
Section V. Obligations of the Foundation=C2=A0
The relative section of the above bylaws of the foundation m= entioned above is:
Section=C2=A0VII. Assignment of Agreement