[Rpm-maint] relicensing for Maximum RPM

Karsten Wade kwade at redhat.com
Mon Sep 7 17:57:47 UTC 2009

On Mon, Sep 07, 2009 at 02:24:32PM +0200, yersinia wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 9:58 PM, Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> wrote:
> > On Monday 31 August 2009, Karsten Wade wrote:
> >
> > > I don't easily see where the source for the updated MaxRPM snapshot
> > > is; that would be helpful in gathering a list of all copyright
> > > holders.
> >
> > It used to be in a Mercurial repository at http://hg.rpm.org/max-rpm but
> > that
> > doesn't seem to exist any more (I still have an old working clone from
> > there).
> > I suppose it's http://rpm.org/gitweb?p=max-rpm.git nowadays.
> >
> > > Is that just the names that appear in the snapshot?  Paul,
> > > Matthias, and Ville?
> >
> > Based on git logs, jbj has worked on it quite a bit as well.
> >
> In fact @rpm5.org have a copy of max-rpm in their repo:
> cvs -d :pserver:anonymous at rpm5.org:/cvs login
> press return
> cvs  -d :pserver:rpm-cvs at rpm5.org:/v/rpm/cvs co max-rpm
> It would be interesting to see who is the legal owner of the work
> and the mantainer.

We're not going to find a single legal owner; it's all in the mix of

I'll contact Jeff and see what he says.  From my perspective, it's
likely that an update Maximum RPM could be useful to both communities,
at a certain level.  The question might be, where is the canonical
upstream going to be, and can there be one?  It's possible that
rpm5.org needs to be a full fork moving on its own.  We'll see ...

- Karsten
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener
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