Together with other members of the technology community such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Red Hat, and Microsoft, Bandwidth is joining a coalition of technology giants adopting a more balanced and even-handed approach to the enforcement of open source licenses.
We understand that mistakes happen, which is why we also believe that you should have a chance to fix those mistakes. With that in mind, we’re proud to be a part of the coalition focused on protecting developers and innovators against punishment for minor offenses, instead giving them a chance to bring themselves into compliance.
Moving forward, those found to be in violation of the GPLv2, LGPLv2.1, or LGPLv2 general public licenses will have 30 days from receipt of their notice of violation to bring themselves back into compliance and avoid termination of their covered license.
At Bandwidth we’re excited to see the new and amazing ways that businesses are using open source software to innovate, and we’re proud to help support and contribute to these innovations as member of the community and this coalition.
To learn more about the coalition, visit the GPL Cooperation Commitment Github page.