[Qgis-developer] Re: import proprietary code inside a python
giohappy at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 03:51:52 EDT 2012
Ops. How QGis can use GDAL which uses ECW?!
1 - GDAL is LGPL
2 - it's imported by QGis, so it doesn't use QGis but is used by...
3 - osgeo4w bundles gdal-ecw DLL
2012/3/27 Noli Sicad <nsicad at gmail.com>
> QGis (GPL) + GPL + LGPL + proprietary = illegal.
> Any proprietary code added to GPL is illegal. Unless they re license
> the code as LGPL.
> On 3/27/12, Paolo Corti <pcorti at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:07 AM, G. Allegri <giohappy at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I premit that I've already chosen a solution to bypass these issues:
> >> common library and two plugins, one for qgis and one for arcpy. The
> >> plugins
> >> will interact through pickling, sharing a common data structure from the
> >> common library. This is the easiest solution for me to deploy (no
> >> as
> >> with iPython or RabbitMQ).
> > Hi Giovanni
> > as others suggested, you can not use arcpy for
> > writing a QGIS plugin, if you are willing to deploy it as open source
> > (ie it is not for your company internal use). QGIS plugins must be
> > released as GPL.
> > Are you considering to release your solution for the community? If not
> > - as I think - you do not need to bother ;)
> >> fTool + GDAL python bindings + ECW
> > same here, if you are willing to open your code to the community.
> > For the same reason GDAL packages are not built with ecw support (same
> > for file gdb, arcsde ecc ecc), but you must compile it for yourself if
> > you need it.
> > ciao
> > p
> > --
> > Paolo Corti
> > Geospatial software developer
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