[OpenLayers-Dev] Alternative to Proj4JS

Michael Adair madair at dmsolutions.ca
Tue Mar 27 09:40:53 EDT 2012


Or we can also change the Proj4js license.  IANAL and I don't pretend to 
understand subtleties of licenses but if LGPL is a blocker, I'm all in 
favour of changing that so that the Proj4js gets used as widely as 
possible.  I'll raise the issue on the MetaCRS list.


On 27/03/2012 7:00 AM, Day, Peter A (EXP) wrote:
> I have been part of a team developing a system for a customer which 
> uses Openlayers as its map interface. We use Proj4JS to perform the 
> coordinate conversions.
> Because both Openlayers and Proj4JS are Open Source we have to get 
> these approved for use. Openlayers is no problem but unfortunately the 
> corporate lawyers have jumped on Proj4JS as it uses the L-GPL license. 
> I don't pretend to understand the reasons behind this but it means 
> that we cannot use it.
> Does anyone know of an alternative Javascript library -- either OS or 
> commercial -- that we could use to replace Proj4JS?
> (What is most annoying is that Proj4 and the Java conversion use MIT 
> licences which would have been acceptable)
> Thanks
> UkPad
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