Monthly Archives: February 2007

Alfresco, an Open Source license!

A few days ago, I’ve expressed my concern about the attribution clause (not longer available on their website) added to the MPL 1.1 in the Alfresco ECM. Today, Alfresco released the Alfresco 2.0 Community Release of their ECM under the GPL 2.

Their branding is now so huge that the attribution clause became obsolete, they effectively started to market their software before they had any huge install based and fully functional packages (thanks to the well known VC and their experienced team).

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European Union Public Licence v.1.0 is available

The European Union Public Licence 1.0 (EUPL v.1.0) was approved by the European Commission on 9 January 2007. This page contains the official versions in English, French and German together with a preamble explaining the purpose of this Open Source Software (OSS) Licence. A study on the compatibility mechanism foreseen in the EUPL v.1.0, has been included.

Studies and Drafts are also available.

Alfresco, not really an open source license

Alfresco, the Entreprise Content Management uses an Alfresco open source licence that has not been accepted yet by the Open Source Initiative (http://www.opensource.org) due to one attribution clause added in the Mozilla Public Licence v1.1. Before deploying Alfresco be sure that the User Interface guidelines of your customer match the attribution clause constraint!

“….II. Alfresco and logo.
This License does not grant any rights to use the trademarks “Alfresco” and the “Alfresco” logos even if such marks are included in the Original Code or Modifications.

However, in addition to the other notice obligations, all copies of the Covered Code in Executable and Source Code form distributed must, as a form of attribution of the original author, include on each user interface screen (i) the ” Alfresco Community” logo, (ii) the vendor disclaimer “Supplied free of charge with no support, no certification, no maintenance, no warranty and no indemnity by Alfresco Software, Inc or its certified partners. Click here for support. And certified Versions” and (iii) the copyright notice in the same form as the latest version of the Covered Code distributed by Alfresco Software, Inc. at the time of distribution of such copy. In addition, the “Alfresco Community” logo and vendor disclaimer must be visible to all users and be located at the very bottom left of each user interface screen. Notwithstanding the above, the dimensions of the ” Alfresco Community ” logo must be at least 176 x 26 pixels. When users click on the ” Alfresco Community ” logo it must direct them back to http://www.alfresco.com. When users click on the vendor disclaimer it must direct them to http://www.alfresco.com In addition, the copyright notice must remain visible to all users at all times at the bottom of the user interface screen. When users click on the copyright notice, it must direct them back to http://www.alfresco.com.”

Free software world conference

The Manuel Rojas Congress Centre in Badajoz, will hold the celebration of the IIIrd Free Software World Conference, from february, 7th to 9th, 2007 under the motto “A Challenge for Imagination”. It’s shared organization between the Regional Government of Extremadura and Andalucía is based on the collaborative agreement for the development and the promotion of Free Software and the collaboration of sector industry.

Free Software and Free Knowledge is, for us, a challenge in all senses. It is not only a technical question, source code or computer’s software. Free Software, Knowledge, shoot us a Challenge for Imagination, where we all have access to necessary elements in order to build a free and independent development model, with no limits than our own creativity and innovation ability, contributing to the extent of freedom and the equality of oportunities for progress.

It’s about the hard core of the development of a sustainable Knowledge Society, free and independent, where our main role is to promote one attitude, that is sharing knowledge.

The Manuel Rojas Congress Centre in Badajoz, will hold the celebration of the III Free Software World Conference, from february, 7th to 9th, 2007 under the motto “A Challenge for Imagination”. It’s shared organization between the Regional Government of Extremadura and Andalucía is based on the collaborative agreement for the development and the promotion of Free Software and the collaboration of sector industry.

This Conference, in its third edition, has become the most important forum for presentation and for the debate of ideas, projects and experiences in Spain and one of the most important events all over the world. In it’s previous editions, held in Málaga and Mérida, more than 10,000 participants have been registered and more than 400 outstanding speakers have participated: politicians, people from telecommunications, businesses, Administration and Universities.