MapGuide fork of AGG

Doyon, Jean-Francois jdoyon at NRCAN.GC.CA
Thu Oct 25 09:00:23 EDT 2007

Here's a FAQ, which answers this question among many:

So technically, yes, if you build an RPM of MapServer that links to AGG
2.5 (from say, another RPM), MapServer must be GPL.


-----Original Message-----
From: UMN MapServer Developers List [mailto:MAPSERVER-DEV at LISTS.UMN.EDU]
On Behalf Of thomas bonfort
Sent: October 25, 2007 05:39
Subject: Re: [UMN_MAPSERVER-DEV] MapGuide fork of AGG

On 10/24/07, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at> wrote:

> If one distributes MapServer linked with a GPL AGG I *think* you are 
> required to provide MapServer under GPL terms.  Because there is no 
> one contributor who has rights to alter MapServer licensing terms I 
> believe the distributor would be in violation of the AGG GPL terms.

would that also include distro packages that ship debs,rpms,insert your
package here, of agg enabled mapserver if their bundled version of agg
is 2.5 ?


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