Roundcube merger - Ideas from atmail

Jason Dixon jason at dixongroup.net
Wed Jul 26 12:49:11 CEST 2006


On Jul 26, 2006, at 6:44 AM, WOODS John wrote:

> I am inclined to agree with Michael on this.
>
> The timing of this offer is very interesting. Roundcube is very  
> close to
> an excellent beta 2 and full release cannot be more than six months
> away.

Indeed.

> @mail is doing this on purely commercial grounds (nothing wrong with
> that) but it would be sad to see such a good Open Source project
> disappear as it surely would.

I got a chuckle out of this search.

http://www.google.com/custom?q=%22we+use+atmail%22

> However, I would like to understand what would happen to the source  
> code
> if Thomas should decide to sell. Who actually owns the code given that
> at least a dozen people have contributed?
>
> Is it the case that the code will remain open even after he sells  
> it and
> therefore couldn't anyone else start a new project from what exists
> already?

The code is licensed under the GPL.

> Whatever Thomas does that is his decision and we should all  
> congratulate
> him on creating an outstanding webmail client and wish him well.

Agreed.  But everyone keep your SVN sync running in the background,  
just in case.  ;-)


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