[Qgis-developer] Plugins licence
madmanwoo at gmail.com
Wed May 3 05:25:33 PDT 2017
Yes, that is fine. You can use Apache libraries in a GPL applications (I
think QGIS already does) just not the other way around e.g you can't make
an Apache application that includes GPL code.
On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 10:17 PM, Enrico Ferreguti <enricofer at gmail.com>
> 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
>> 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
>> 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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