[reportlab-users] Re: Visual Editor: Licenses

Jerome Alet alet at librelogiciel.com
Tue Dec 6 03:37:37 EST 2005

On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 09:24:07AM +0100, Henning von Bargen wrote:
> And for commercial applications, you cannot use a GPL'd RL version,
> so it really depends on how much you'd have to pay for using the
> commercial license.

Nothing in the GPL prevents you from creating "commercial" applications.

What the GPL prevents you to create is proprietary applications (i.e. 
possibly hide the source code and in any case limit use and forbid any 
modification or redistribution by the end user).

These are two really different beasts.

IMHO all software should be licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL, 
but the choice is up to the RL team. 

That being said, because RL already exists under a non-GPL
Free Software license (BSD like), I think that changing the license
to the GNU GPL might create some confusion.


Jerome Alet

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