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  4. <title>FSFE's role in the Bacula project</title>
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  6. <body>
  7. <h1>New role for the FSFE in the Bacula project</h1>
  8. <p newsteaser="yes">
  9. In April 2015, we announced a change in the relationship between Kern
  10. Sibbald and the FSFE owing to the cancellation of the Fiduciary
  11. License Agreement (FLA) between Kern and the FSFE which previously
  12. made the FSFE a fiduciary for copyrights in the Bacula software.
  13. </p>
  14. <p>
  15. Since then the FSFE has been working with Kern to find a way that
  16. assures that the original premise of the FLA, to ensure that
  17. contributors can rely that their contributions will remain as Free
  18. Software, continue to hold true even when the FSFE no longer holds the
  19. copyright to Bacula itself.
  20. </p>
  21. <p>
  22. In an agreement between the FSFE, Kern and Bacula Systems, all three
  23. parties have jointly agreed that any agreements that a Bacula
  24. contributor signs with Kern regarding the copyright of their
  25. contribution must include similar provisions as those of the FLA. It
  26. also reiterates the continued committment of Kern to keep all future
  27. versions of the community version under a Free Software
  28. license, something that the FSFE in its new role will continue to
  29. support and provide guidance for.
  30. </p>
  31. <p>
  32. Over the coming months, the FSFE will wind down its previous role as
  33. a
  34. fiduciary for Bacula, effectively transfering its copyright held to
  35. Kern. However, the FSFE will continue to act as a fiduciary for the
  36. copyright of those contributors who so wish and will continue to work
  37. with Kern and contributors to ensure that the premises of our
  38. agreements, keeping Bacula as Free Software, are retained.
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