[Qgis-developer] Re: SoC Report: Homerange analyses with QGIS

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Sat Jun 28 18:25:45 EDT 2008

Hi Anne


> I have a question about licensing: who will retain copyright of the code? Is GPL
> the correct choice for this project?

Before I answer let me say that I'm not  a licensing expert so take
what I say in that light:

- I believe GPL and copyright are two completely separate issues.

- Copyright: You should retain the copyright of any code you write -
you can put a header on the top of each source file you create with
your name and the date e.g. Copyright Joe Blogs, 14h00 22 December
1912. If you look at any QGIS source file you should get the idea.

- Licensing: I suggest to use GPL in order to be compatible with QGIS
sources. It may be possible to mix and match other open source
licenses depending on if you are linking to libqgis_core or not etc -
but this quickly becomes very very complicated to comprehend, so for
simplicity I suggest to just stick with GPL.



> I'm not experiencing substantial blocks. Except with Eclipse, because I'm not
> familiar with Python development (I used it for Java).
> I'll be away from this evening until Monday evening, and I'll have limited
> access to the Internet.
> regards,
> Anne Ghisla

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