ExtJS licencing

simo simo.sorce at xsec.it
Thu Nov 12 16:44:19 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 16:14 +0100, Carsten Agger wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 12:57 +0100, Bjoern Schiessle wrote:
> > Hi Carsten,
> > 
> > Carsten Agger <agger at c.dk> writes:
> > > But yes, it does mean you can't write BSD-licensed code with ExtJS. But
> > > in that case, people who want their code to be under a BSD license
> > > always have the option of not using the library. 
> > 
> > You can write BSD-licensed code while uing a GPL licensed library. In
> > fact you can license your code under every GPL compatible license[1].
> > 
> > As long as your license is GPL compatible you and everyone else can
> > combine your code with GPL licensed code, e.g. also with ExtJS.
> > example.
> My bad - thanks for clearing that up! This makes the notion of having a
> library under the GPL a lot more reasonable IMO.

Just keep in mind that when you distribute a work that has GPL parts,
the *whole* work needs to be distributed following the terms of the GPL
for distribution.

Just a Rule of Thumb, I know there are dissenting opinions and
interpretation for corner cases etc.. etc... :)


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