Re: [NTLK] Fix2010 code release

From: Anthony Martinez <>
Date: Mon Dec 29 2008 - 00:07:39 EST

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 02:53:13PM +1300, Tony Kan wrote:
> 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?
I'm rather a fan of the revised BSD license.

> 2.. After we figure out the licensing what should I do with the code?

Post it, redistribute it, perhaps put it in a revision-control system
and accept patches.

> Thanks in advance
> Cheers
> Tony
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Avi Drissman []
> Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 6:15 AM
> To: Tony Kan
> Subject: Re: Fix2010
> Tony???
> 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...)
> Avi
> > On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 5:20 AM, Tony Kan <> 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
> >

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