I’ve been asked a couple of times since
I pulled all my projects off OpenNTF if I would publish them elsewhere,
The answer I have given so far is that I hope to be able to publish them
back on OpenNTF when the time is right and given the progress that
has been made over the last couple of weeks it looks like OpenNTF is starting
to pull together and correct a few of the mistakes that were made.
At the recent Steering Committee meeting
where they voted on a number of important topics, especially around the
ability to allow the creation of new projects with the GPL, LGPL and Affero
GPL licenses and the creation of a separate catalog of non-APL projects,
I was very happy to see that the Steering Committee voted with the interests
of the community at heart and in a way that is true keeping with the mission statement.
There is still a lot of work to be done in this area with regards to how
people can contribute code to projects but at least now all open source
authors are being covered instead of restricting things to the Apache license.
While I’m still holding off putting
my projects back on OpenNTF till all the necessary work is done I have
high hopes that they are finally heading in the right direction.
Today’s news entry by Steve
is also a positive step. He says that it is the first in a series of ‘Friday
Reviews’ which is an excellent idea and will help promote the changes that
are being carried out to make OpenNTF a better site.
Regarding FREENTF.ORG, I do own the
domain, It has been suggested that I run up a competitor to OpenNTF on
that domain but I have resisted. It is not what the community needs right