Zimbra changes license to address Fedora concerns

Jeroen van Meeuwen kanarip at kanarip.com
Sat Jul 19 16:29:32 UTC 2008

Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi
> This paves the way for Zimbra to be packaged for Fedora. Good to see 
> Yahoo responding to the concerns expressed earlier.
> http://www.zimbra.com/forums/announcements/19581-license-5-0-7-foss.html
> "Just wanted to provide a heads up that, in collaboration with legal 
> counsel for the Fedora Community and Red Hat, we have made a minor tweak 
> to the Yahoo! Public License (YPL), Version 1.0.
> ...
> Our colleagues in the Fedora community were concerned that the old 
> version of 6.2 did not give licensees enough certainty that they could 
> keep exercising their license, even if they followed its requirements. 
> We thought this change was a reasonable request, and we were very 
> pleased that we were able to respond to the Fedora community in the way 
> they asked. Many thanks to our Fedora friends for their input"

Amazing! Hell yeah!

This is awesome, and as far as I was involved, a direct result from 
talking to Zimbra on the Red Hat Summit, where we showed them the exact 
same paragraph.

Thanks to Karsten Wade as well!


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