[NTLK] Fix2010 code release

From: Tony Kan <tonykan_at_xtra.co.nz>
Date: Sun Dec 28 2008 - 20:53:13 EST

Following the recent discussion about the 2010 bug, I have asked Avi Drissman to release the source code to everyone. He is asking some questions and not having the requisite experience, I can't answer them. So I pass on his questions (see below) along with some of my own; since the answers will be of interest to the whole community, please feel free to post your answers through newtontalk:
  1.. What licensing should he release the code under?
  2.. After we figure out the licensing what should I do with the code?
Thanks in advance


-----Original Message-----
From: Avi Drissman [mailto:avi@drissman.com]
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 6:15 AM
To: Tony Kan
Subject: Re: Fix2010


Hi! It's kinda freaky, isn't it? When I wrote Fix2010, 2010 was some abstract idea way out there. Now it's looming, eh?

I was about to write you something like, "When I released Fix2010, because it was an ugly hack I included the source." But then I checked and realized that I didn't. Whoa! Talk about faulty memories.

Attached is a zip file of the source. What's the preferred licensing for you guys nowadays? Would BSD work?

(Urgh; I meant to release source for everything a while ago. Thanks for reminding me...)


On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 5:20 AM, Tony Kan <tonykan@xtra.co.nz> wrote:

  Hi Avi

  There has been a lot of discussion about the 2010 bug on NewtonTalk lately. Some of the discussion has been on doing comprehensive testing on Fix2010 and somebody else has mentioned looking to make a robust fix a topic for discussion at the upcoming 2009 WNCC conference. Rather than starting from scratch, would it be possible to release the source code for Fix2010 to the community?
  Warm regards

  Tony Kan

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