Luna 2.0: Moving to MIT

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By Yannick 7 June 2015 18:07

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Hey everybody

With Luna 2.0, we're going to make big changes. One of these fundamental changes is our jump from GPL to MIT. Away with this curse that is the GPL license (it is horrible)! MIT is a much better license, and we've gone over this a while ago, but finally it is happening. So, what are the benefits of us moving to MIT. Well, we can say it very short:

Freedom.

Nothing more, nothing less. The MIT license gives more freedom to the community. This includes that you can make changes to Luna, distribute them, but are not required to release the source code to the public, unless you make changes to frameworks within Luna that could be licensed under GPL. Of course, this new permission is not something we are going to use. Luna will remain developed as it is: open source on GitHub.

In case you have contributed to Luna (pull requirests), we've gave you a ring on GitHub to ask permission to move your contribution to MIT (unless that contribution was made to the Luna core after July 22, 2014). You can find this information in ticket #1300.

In case you have questions about Luna 2.0, you can ask them here. Some of them might be answered on GitHub already so make sure to take a look at our Luna 2.0 milestone, branches and related tickets. We'll talk more about Luna 2.0 in the future on our blog.

Thanks in advance and have a nice day
- Yannick


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By quangbahoa 16 November 2015 03:54

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+1 @Yannick

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By Yannick 20 November 2015 22:03

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I would like to let you guys know that we might be going for the BSD(-based) license for Luna 2.0 instead of MIT. I'm not out of this yet, so...


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