Re: [Hyperledger Project TSC] [technical-discuss] Ethereum Everywhere (C++ re-licensing)

Joseph Lubin


Sizable effort. Diligently and skillfully orchestrated. Large potential payoff.  Thank you.

On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 5:15 PM Andrew Keys via hyperledger-technical-discuss <hyperledger-technical-discuss@...> wrote:

Strong work, Bob. 

-- Please excuse spelling/grammatical errors in an attempt to respond as quickly as possible from my mobile.

On Jul 13, 2016, at 5:10 AM, Bob Summerwill via hyperledger-technical-discuss <hyperledger-technical-discuss@...> wrote:

TL;DR – What are you proposing?

I am proposing to the contributors that the C++ Ethereum client runtime cpp-ethereum be re-licensed from the copyleft GPLv3 license to the more permissive Apache 2.0 license, to enable Ethereum software to be used as broadly as possible - a long-standing plan. This proposal only addresses the client runtime and does not include Solidity or Mix (the C++ tools).

There is another blog post detailing the likely operational steps in that process. This document seeks to explain why I am making that proposal.

I would personally love to see Ethereum as part of the Hyperledger story, and I know that many others feel the same way.    Hopefully this re-licensing can be the first step in the journey leading to that outcome.

Best wishes to you all!

Bob Summerwill
Ethereum Foundation

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