[Qgis-developer] Plugins licence

Enrico Ferreguti enricofer at gmail.com
Wed May 3 05:17:53 PDT 2017

Hi all QGIS developers,

I'm submitting a new plugin: https://github.com/enricofer/gdrive_provider
that makes use of external libraries published under Apache v2 licence

As far as I understand

The Free Software Foundation <http://www.fsf.org/> considers
> <http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/#apache2> the Apache License,
> Version 2.0 <http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0> to be a free
> software <http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html> license, compatible
> <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLCompatibleLicenses>
> with version 3 of the GPL <http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl.html>.
> The Software Freedom Law Center <http://www.softwarefreedom.org/>
> provides practical advice
> <http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2007/gpl-non-gpl-collaboration.html>
> for developers about including permissively licensed source.
> Apache 2 software can therefore be included in GPLv3 projects, because the
> GPLv3 license accepts our software into GPLv3 works.

So I should release the plugin with GPLv3 that I understand is compatible
with with plugin licencing policy ("GPLv2 or greater")

The plugin is provided with a checkbox that makes aware the user about the
Google Drive Terms of Service.

Do You think that GPLv3 licensing and Google Drive Terms of Service
disclaimer suffits?

Enrico Ferreguti
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