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    License Change?


    When having a look at the new site, I'm a bit surprised to see a change in the terms of the license. ExtJS 2.01 and lower were LGPL licensed, but 2.1 is GPL licensed. I'm sure you know that this is a BIG change. Is this intentional or an oversight? I really wouldn't want to see a fork in the community caused by this change of license.
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    This was an intentional change. Details can be found here: http://extjs.com/company/dual.php

    We'll have more to say about this soon...
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    If I will not pay and publish I'm forced to use 2.02 which is still LGPL right?
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    Default I think it's big bad news for us.

    I think it's big bad news for us.


    I think it's one big bad news for us. ExtJS is great work,but i think this kind of license will stop up 90% of people to share this great work, and lost more and more ExtJS developer.

    sorry for my pool english.
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    Unfortunately I would have to agree. I have been using ExtJS for a long time now. this switch in license in my opinion is unfortunate, while I don't forsee myself not using this toolkit/library at this time, I still strongly disagree with this decision mainly because the GPL is VIRAL, if you use ExtJS in your app now, you must also license your app as GPL, which I dislike very much.

    I would still like to applaud Jack and the rest on their work and thank you for your continued work, but in my opinion this is not a good decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by esoteric View Post
    if you use ExtJS in your app now, you must also license your app as GPL, which I dislike very much.
    ..Or you could buy a developer license
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian.moeskau View Post
    This was an intentional change. Details can be found here: http://extjs.com/company/dual.php

    We'll have more to say about this soon...
    Hey Brian we are waiting since 2 days !

    You have more to say, so do it now !

    My advice for every Extjs users : LEAVE THIS PROJECT, it is a developper-trap, consider dojo, jQuery, YUI, etc. those are REAL OPEN SOURCE projects, not cash-machines, without any bastard license changing as often as the weather.

    P.S. i am nauseated by this behaviour, as i was an real Ext-evangelist until monday morning, i tried to convince everybody in my company since one year to use this library...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LGPLman View Post
    My advice for every Extjs users : LEAVE THIS PROJECT, it is a developper-trap, consider dojo, jQuery, YUI, etc. those are REAL OPEN SOURCE projects, not cash-machines, without any bastard license changing as often as the weather.
    I don't mind at all paying for this great framework, however if these recent changes affect my own rights on my work too much i'm not going to get a license.. I've been spending like a month now learning how to setup apps with ExtJS, and im totally in love with the features.

    Also the active community was a big plus, but im worried the community is getting a big smack in the face right now, exactly for one of the reasons you mention..

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    Jack is replying right now, wonder what he has to say about this issue..
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    Despite the fact that the framework is worth the money - it's definitely a major change in the license policy. You are no longer encouraged to buy a commercial license but forced if you want to keep your application commercial or just closed source.
    Again - I'm not telling it's not worth buying it. But this fact should be made absolutely clear to the user community so everyone upgrading from 2.0 branch are aware of the consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rednix View Post
    But this fact should be made absolutely clear to the user community so everyone upgrading from 2.0 branch are aware of the consequences.
    Agreed!

    Somebody else mentioned earlier that a Licensing FAQ would be very helpful (forum sticky/ext main page or both)
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