[Foundation-l] Google Wave and Wikimedia projects

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sat May 30 18:15:35 UTC 2009

The license has been published here...

2009/5/30 Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org>

> Milos Rancic wrote:
> > On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 7:13 AM, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
> >> It's not free software. The blog post says they "intend to open source
> >> the code". That generally means the code quality is so bad that they'd
> >> be embarrassed to make it public, and would like to clean it up to the
> >> point where humans can understand it, but currently they have more
> >> important development priorities and no schedule to do such a thing.
> >
> > This is why that (very long) presentation is important. They clearly
> > said that they want to make their implementation as the referent open
> > source implementation.
> Funny, that's exactly what the blog post said, which I just quoted. I
> guess I was right not to waste an hour of my Saturday watching that
> presentation.
> Wanting it to be free software does not make it free software. The
> code has to actually be published with a permissive license. Until
> then, it is proprietary software.
> -- Tim Starling
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