[Qgis-developer] Directions needed for GSOC Proposal

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Mon Mar 26 15:55:17 EDT 2012

More specifically here's the compatibility list:

"MIT" -Expat or X11, most BSD, Apache 2, LGPL are all on the ok list.

^^^ This does not apply to plugins of QGIS which as a technical
necessity must import QGIS. It does apply to libraries that QGIS wishes
to include and import into QGIS.


On 03/26/2012 12:40 PM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> SEXTANTE just needs to be a GPL compatible license, it does not need to
> be GPL itself, though the copy distributed with QGIS will be treated as
> GPL. (In effect it ends up being like a dual license).
> See the diagram on http://www.gnu.org/licenses/quick-guide-gplv3.html
> I would recommend LGPL otherwise people writing the SEXTANTE plugin for
> Arc might run into trouble. This would provide flexibility in what
> applications can use the library (much the way gdal/ogr shows up
> everywhere).
> This is quite different than the other issue being discussed which is
> the import of Arc into a QGIS plugin. To be clear yes people can do such
> things, and could import proprietary applications into their plugins,
> they just can't legally distribute it outside their company.
> Thanks,
> Alex
> On 03/26/2012 05:26 AM, G. Allegri wrote:
>> I would keep it LGPL. I'm not interested in wrapping it in proprietary
>> code, but to use proprietary code through SEXTANTE...
>> giovanni
>> 2012/3/26 Peter Borissow <peter.borissow at yahoo.com>
>>> Do you need to GPL all of SETANTE or just the glueware (e.g. QGIS plugin)?
>>> In otherwords, is there a way to keep the SEXTANTE core MIT or LGPL?
>>>   ------------------------------
>>> *From:* Victor Olaya <volayaf at gmail.com>
>>> *To:* cavallini at faunalia.it
>>> *Cc:* qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
>>> *Sent:* Monday, March 26, 2012 6:10 AM
>>> *Subject:* Re: [Qgis-developer] Directions needed for GSOC Proposal
>>> Then, I guess there is no discussion. As I said, in this case there is
>>> no difference from my point of view, so GPL is a good option for
>>> Regards
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