More on GPL exception

GeoExt releases will not include Ext, so people using GeoExt will need

to get Ext from Because of that GeoExt falls into

Ext’s ux licensing exception

(<>) and can be released

under a permissive license like BSD.

MapFish aims to provide a more packaged solution; in particular

MapFish releases do include Ext. Because of that MapFish Client must

be GPL. We haven’t received too much complain about MapFish Client

being GPL at this point, so we haven’t considered taking Ext out of

MapFish Client and releasing the whole MapFish distribution under a

BSD-like license. At this point it is not clear to me what directions

we will follow with respect to that.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Eric Lemoine
Date: Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Subject: Re: [MapFish-Users] alternative base to mapfish?
To: “Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS)”
Cc:, William Kyngesburye

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 8:16 PM, Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) wrote:

Wrt, MapFish being GPL and the possibility to switch to a more liberal

license just like GeoExt, I’ll leave that up to the MapFish PSC.


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