[p2pu-dev] Forking and working on fossacademy.org

Jos Flores josmasflores at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 19:07:31 UTC 2012

Hi Satya,

I'm no expert in this but I believe there is a mix of responsibilities
in here. The terms of use apply to P2PU as a Service, so you abide to
them when you create an account and join a course.

Forking the source code for Lernanta is a different issue. All you
need to care for is the license for the code itself, which in this
case is an MPL license:

If you set up your own Service, then you might want to add Terms of
use for your users, but that has nothing to do with the license under
which your source is distributed.

As I said, no expert in the area, so someone please correct me if I'm wrong!


On 15 December 2012 18:56, satyaakam goswami <satyaakam at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>      I have reached a point where i started understanding bits and pieces of
> the code , before i move forward to starting my site site fossacademy.org
> there are certain basic questions and doubts i have which i want to make
> them clear before people start investing there time into it  .
> i tried reading the https://p2pu.org/en/pages/terms-of-use/ it is something
> the lawyers would  understand the best :-) , my question is what happens
> when i pick up the site as it is and change the logo and make schools
> according to my requirements is it something i am doing against the Terms of
> use ?
> I see there are lots of similarities between my thought processes and what
> school of open is trying to do , the easy way out as individual would be
> contribute to the efforts of school of open , if i go on to create and start
> with fossacdemy.org  , i need to think twice before how am i going to
> sustain my effort as an individual or as a separate community , is there a
> way where i can redirect my domain the way schoolofopen.org is doing or
> http://schoolofdata.org/ is doing ?
> i think the best policy when in doubt is to ask  .
> -Satya
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