23 Apr 2008 9:11 AM #11
23 Apr 2008 1:17 PM #12
As I read it (and interprete) the license is for development use and not for the actual runtime. So my company has to pay like 300 bucks for me as a developer to use the gxt widgets in our products. we can (as I read the license) deploy our product on as many servers (actually I think the gxt license says unlimited) as many times as we want to without any royalties. At 300 bucks (no brainer) buy the license (or 100) and move on. In fact if you work for a company that has $300 to spend on getting a product out, then becuase of the commercial license, you can assure your upper management that you will not have to release your source when you deploy your product.
23 Apr 2008 1:52 PM #13
However, I don't like extjs spin that they did this for open source reason because everyone knows this is BS. Makes them look bad and ignorant.
You GPL applications. You don't GPL libraries.
23 Apr 2008 2:04 PM #14
23 Apr 2008 5:15 PM #15
24 Apr 2008 1:39 AM #16
The previous LGPL license wasn't really valid imho. The license change massively simplifies things, and makes it very clear now where you stand. Either you go fully GPL, for your whole project, or you buy a commercial license. You don't need a lawyer to understand that.