On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 8:12 AM, DaB. <ts(a)dabpunkt.eu> wrote:
Am 28.08.2013 21:18, schrieb Ryan Lane:
If it isn't free, then it isn't open
sorry, that’s wrong. Software can be free but not open-source, it can be
open-source but not free, it can be free and open-source, and can be
non-free and closed source.
If labs only accept stuff that is free AND open source then this is ok,
it just narrows the number of possible tools.
Please read: http://opensource.org/osd-annotated
@Dr. trigon: To answer you question what will happen
to these tools: It
is easy, they will die with the toolserver. WMDE and WMF destroy them
Or people are free to move them to infrastructure that isn't funded by the
donations to a movement that has Open Content as one of the five pillars <
tools and bots that keep this content alive and free are in my opinion an
extension of that pillar.
I'm more than happy to recommend a number of cloud services and am more
than willing to give advice on how to configure and run tools and bots from
those services. It's even possible to reuse the work we're doing in the
tools project, or in the Wikimedia infrastructure via our puppet repository
since our infrastructure is Open Source.