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Thu Nov 12 11:17:35 UTC 2009
On 12/11/09 07:51, Simon Morris wrote:
> Doing some research I came across one blog that suggests that the
> licencing model is harmful to Free Software
> What is the lists opinion on this? Is ExtJS using the licence fairly and
> is it considered ethical to use the library based on the blogs
I don't think the licensing model per se is a problem; having dual
licenses is fine.
The main problem is their legal opinion on the GPLv3, that availability
distribution of the application. This legal theory is probably most
politely described as "esoteric".
However, it's pretty clear that their licensing terms are that you
cannot use it with a non-free server back-end, which effectively means
it's not really GPLv3'd.
I would suggest it's not really free software.
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