21 Apr 2008 9:57 AM #31-->
21 Apr 2008 9:58 AM #32
Under the previous license (LGPL) I could use ext for a website even if it is not opensource and didn't have to pay for a commercial license unless I was going to sell it as part of a product.
Is it the same with the new GPL?
Can I use ext in a website like jquery, dojo... or do I have to pay?-->
21 Apr 2008 10:00 AM #33
The software development world does not split cleanly into well funded commercial development by Dow Jones 100 mega corporations or academics playing at software development funded by their tax payer funded salaries.-->
21 Apr 2008 10:14 AM #34
dolittle, you can still use it, but anything that has ExtJS related code, included ExtJS code, or references ExtJS code has to be GPL'd as well. You cannot keep that code closed source, and you can't license it under another license either it has to be GPL'd because of its viral nature.-->
21 Apr 2008 10:58 AM #35-->
21 Apr 2008 10:59 AM #36
random0xff, remember this is only if you upgrade to 2.1 or greater.-->
21 Apr 2008 11:17 AM #37
The new license prevents Open Source software that is using a license other than the GPL from using Ext. Applications which use popular Open Source licenses like the LGPL license, BSD license, MIT license, and the Artistic license would be required to either re-license under the GPL, carefully design their application to meet the requirements in your post, use an older LGPL-licensed version of Ext, or move to another library entirely.-->
21 Apr 2008 11:18 AM #38-->
21 Apr 2008 11:26 AM #39
For starters, I have already purchased a license for this great library.
I am not very big on the semantics of licenses, however, from what I am reading here, this sounds like a terrible change. The developers of Ext are entitled to the fruits of their labor, however if they want Ext to be friendly to open source, they are not doing a great job.
As I have said, I already have a license, but I am sorry to see this viral license in place.-->
21 Apr 2008 11:32 AM #40
Well for those worried, why not just fork it? And start your own community? That is what normally happens if you don't agree with the direction of an open source project is it not?
I for one am not too worried as I have always felt that Jack is not about restricting everything, he just wants to have the control over his baby and you can't blame him for that...