[QGIS-Developer] QGIS projects - can they be licensed and/or copyrighted ?

Bo Victor Thomsen bo.victor.thomsen at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 05:23:53 PDT 2019

Thanks to Raymond, Evan and Andreas for the fast answers..

  * A QGIS project is*content *and not code, therefore it is not under
    the GPL regime and can be copyrighted/licensed differently from GPL.

  * As an open source developer and  a user of PostgreSQL/PostGIS for
    many years, I'm 100% aware how GPL works regarding content and code:
    created content using a GPL program is *not* under GPL, derivative
    works of code is. (So Andreas, don't worry, be happy ;-).

It was simply how to regard QGIS projects: It is content or is it code ?

A very small nibble: What about python code embedded in the project ?

Med venlig hilsen / Kind regards

Bo Victor Thomsen

Den 30-10-2019 kl. 13:00 skrev Raymond Nijssen:
> S project (file) is *content* you create with QGIS and not code. And 
> therefore not GPL licensed.
> You can also write a top secret letter using LibreOffice, right?
> Just my thoughts, didn't look this up in the license text.
> Raymond 

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