[OSGeo-Discuss] Application to accept GeoExt as a OSGeo Community Project
sethg at geographika.co.uk
Mon Aug 5 06:24:01 PDT 2019
Yes licensing with ExtJS is complicated.
Sencha release an Open Source version of ExtJS under GPL v3 and have a FAQ here . It is availabe at this link . Also from this page:
"Sencha’s current GPL policy for Ext JS is that major releases, such as 6.0, 7.0, and the first minor release immediately following a major release, such as 7.0.1, are available under GPL v3. All other releases, such as 6.5 and 6.5.1, are available to commercial license customers with current maintenance and support agreements."
>From  - "GeoExt3 is dual licensed. You will normally use it under GPLv3. If you own a Sencha ExtJS Commercial License, you have the right to use GeoExt3 under the BSD License."
The community edition is a commerical license for a company or organization with revenue up to $10,000 per year, so GeoExt in this case could be used under BSD. Premium releases contain additional functionality such as exporting grids to Excel not available in the GPL edition.
On Mon, Aug 5, 2019, at 3:09 PM, Andy Anderson wrote:
> Hi, Seth,
> GeoExt is a very interesting project. But it sounds like it requires
> ExtJS, and I wonder if the latter is also open source? I’m looking at
> this page:
> where they mention its use with other open-source tools and its “open
> source packaging”, but then requires a 30-day free trial.
> There is a free “community” edition, but it appears that you still have
> to register for it and it has restrictive licensing:
> In our experience it also lags behind the “premium” edition in
> features, though if it is open source it is what it is.
> Does GeoExt work with the “community” edition? And do you have any more
> information about its licensing?
> — Andy
> > On Aug 5, 2019, at 8:15 AM, Seth G <sethg at geographika.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > As part of the "Getting Started" section for applying for OSGeo Community Project status it is listed as a first step to make an announcement on this list .
> > Further links and details are available as part of the application on the Incubator list here .
> > Any feedback and thoughts are welcome,
> > Regards,
> > Seth / GeoExt PSC
> >  https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Community_Projects#Getting_Started
> >  https://geoext.github.io/geoext3/
> >  https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/incubator/2019-August/003897.html
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