10 Feb 2009 3:11 AM #1
Doubt about license
First excuse me for my poor english
I need to know if I could use the extjs with GPL license in a intranet web project for the company where I work. The web is only accessible by company's employeers and it's not used like a commercial product.
Thanks in advance
10 Feb 2009 4:04 AM #2
Sounds like you're using it commercially to me, but you should email email@example.com for license questions.
10 Feb 2009 4:12 AM #3
The FSF says:
The GPL does not require you to release your modified version, or any part of it. You are free to make modifications and use them privately, without ever releasing them. This applies to organizations (including companies), too; an organization can make a modified version and use it internally without ever releasing it outside the organization.
But if you release the modified version to the public in some way, the GPL requires you to make the modified source code available to the program's users, under the GPL.
10 Feb 2009 4:30 AM #4
Two more that might be applicable, regardless I'd still suggest contacting above email for confirmation. IF nothing else, email them to respond to this thread.
10 Feb 2009 7:03 AM #5
thanks mjlecomte and jburnhams
I´m gonna consult by email to be sure that I could use it. I still dont understand how the term "commercial" is applied in the license.
10 Feb 2009 9:52 AM #6
Ext JS can be used both internally and externally under the GPL. I believe your question is whether you would be obligated to share any source code. Please refer to the following FAQ from the FSF:
14 Feb 2009 10:50 AM #7
Just to clarify, by summarizing what I am reading here and with the link provided by Abe Elias above:
You may use ExtJS in a business intranet web application, and not redistribute the source code in exchange for payment. This usage *does not* require the purchase of a commercial license from Ext.
14 Feb 2009 2:28 PM #8
14 Feb 2009 4:15 PM #9