I looked at this license some time ago when Jon was getting together the RexxTill program.  I just reviewed it quickly.
 
I have no objection to changing the license.
 
Having said that, the details of what changing the license entails are unclear to me.  If we change the license on say, February 1 2012, does that mean all contributions after that date are under the new license, but prior contributions are under the old license?
 
If prior contributions are changed to the new license, maybe a moot point if that is not the case, won't we have to get some type of formal agreement for every prior contributor?  Including IBM?
 
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Mark Miesfeld

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM, David Ashley <w.david.ashley@gmail.com> wrote:
All -

I believe it might be time to consider changing the ooRexx License to
the Eclipse Public License
(http://www.opensource.org/licenses/eclipse-1.0). This license is the
official replacement for the Common Public License and is essentially
the same as the CPL license with some additional patent guards.

Obviously this needs to have an extensive discussion and formal approval
by both the RexxLA board and the ooRexx development team. For my part,
this is pretty much a no brainer but others may have different opinions.

Let the discussion begin.

W. David Ashley
ooRexx Team

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