Wed 5 Nov 2014 3:26PM


KR Kelsey Rosenthal Public Seen by 36

So while we are still architecting and starting to code, we should have the discussion about licenses we will be using for the project.

It has bee suggested that we use GPLV3
which can be found at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html
a quick guide can be found at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/quick-guide-gplv3.html

Are there any reasons we should not? or that we should use other licenses?


Mitar Wed 5 Nov 2014 6:59PM

I think we should use "AGPLv3 or later". It will probably be a web app? Then AGPL is the most suitable.


Ryan M Mon 12 Oct 2020 8:47PM

The problem with AGPLv3 is if I want to use a bit of the software for a completely different application I have to give that the same license, where as if I did and I changed any core part of the framework I could give that back and that would help. But because I have to license everything under gplv3 I'm better off using something completely different. An MIT license would allow for more adoption and growth in different directions not yet conceived