From: Bob Leif
To: David Botton et al.

I believe that we are arriving at a consensus. I strongly suggest that you
look at and evolve the Ada Developers Cooperative License.

R. C. Leif, “Ada Developers Cooperative License (Draft) Version 0.3”, Ada
letters XIX, No 1 pp. 97..107 (1999).

FrameMaker VI exports HTML, XML, PDF, and slightly screwed-up Word. I will
gladly provide copies in any of these formats. However, since the PDF is
nominative, I will include it with any of the others.

-----Original Message-----
From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of David Botton
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 9:25 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Should we form an Ada Marketer's Association?


I think David always agrees ;-)

I never turned down any one yet for anything even
remotely connected to Ada's benefit, including
commercial endeavors.

I can set up an area that can allow each member or
sub-project of the virtual organization to have its
own web space, chats, etc or anything else needed.

AdaPower is not now, nor has it been, a business, but
is my part in promoting Ada. I see no problem offering
free services on AdaPower to commercial endeavors, as
they too promote Ada's use.

Despite my own feelings that all software _tools_ and
OSes should have some sort of free lic., I am
certainly not against free enterprise and do, like
Robert Leif (OK, not nearly as much,) see money
potential as a good selling tool for promoting Ada to
developers.

I would suggest as a goal (and would be willing to
jump in to such a virtual organization) to create a
sort of virtual software firm and produce either
shareware, shrink wrap, or commercial products to make
every one a buck and put the "Reliable Software with
Ada" label on the box. In the process of writing such
commercial software, I would hope that tools and
frameworks we create go in to the open Ada toolchest
for others to use with a Modified GPL or ACL type of
license.

Success would be nice, it would be great to be doing
Ada full time.

David Botton


--- Chris Sparks <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This would be great if David agrees.  We will also
> need some level of
> security for access.  We could have public access
> for certain "freebies"
> and secure access for money making projects.
>
> Just my 2 cents
> Chris


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