[QGIS-Developer] QGIS projects - can they be licensed and/or copyrighted ?
apasotti at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 06:48:20 PDT 2019
On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 2:36 PM Even Rouault <even.rouault at spatialys.com>
> > > A very small nibble: What about python code embedded in the project ?
> > That is a good question where I don't know the answer. It might be
> > subject to the GPL license - but not sure. I would be interested to hear
> > other people's opinion on this particular case.
> Huh, that becomes involved... In all logic, conveying code through a .py
> or a .qgz doesn't change the fact that it is code, so I'd expect licensing
> rules to also apply to it. So if that Python code uses QGIS API, it is
> probably to be under the GPL (but that only affects those code snippets,
> the rest of the project).
Right, but, by distributing a project .QGS I'm basically distributing the
sources, and that satisfies one of the most important obligations of the
GPL (even if it is zipped in a .QGZ, the sources are just one
Even if I wanted to distribute my project with another license, I would be
still distributing the source code with it.
The same applies to python code snippets embedded in a project.
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