[guardian-dev] jitsi's parent company BlueJimp becoming part of Atlassian

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Sat Apr 25 15:52:54 EDT 2015

On 22 April 2015 at 08:41, Hans-Christoph Steiner
<hans at guardianproject.info> wrote:
> This is sounding not so promising for the future of jitsi as free software.
> Atlassian seems to have no free software projects of their own whatsoever, and
> there page about "open source" is basically a sales pitch:
> https://www.atlassian.com/opensource
> more here, it looks like this is probably the Atlassian press release, more or
> less:
> http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/21/atlassian-acquires-open-source-video-conferencing-company-bluejimp-to-power-hipchats-video-chat/

If they're going to use Jitsi's (open) source code in their closed
source environment, and build on it without releasing the
contributions (which is possible as they can relicense any additional
developments to it) - it makes me wonder if past contributors to Jitsi
can assert copyright over their contributions.  (I assume Jitsi wasn't
requiring contributor agreements like some projects do to clear
similar hurdles.)  I don't know much about this part of open source
licensing though.


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