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gotha

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Closed source plugins
« on: July 28, 2010, 01:23:56 PM »
Hello,
I`ll try to be as clear as possible.

Do the license of FengOffice allow me as independent developer to create closed source plugin and sell it ?

Thanks!

quipper8

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Re: Closed source plugins
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 02:45:47 PM »
it seems on this page

http://www.fengoffice.com/web/products.php

where it says(see my bold)

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How does it work?

Feng Office can be used in one of two ways: Feng Sky and Feng Onsite. When you sign up for the Feng Sky or Feng Onsite service you get unlimited user support, continuous software updates, exclusive plug-ins, training and consulting material, and more. No license fees are charged. More details about Feng Office services can be found here.

would kind of imply that they are selling closed plugins themselves...


I would also like an answer too though.

It seems that

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class HelloworldController extends ApplicationController
is kind of a gray area as far as what might be considered a derivative work in agplv3. I can see some very good opportunities for extending opengoo with industry specific plugins and offering saas

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Re: Closed source plugins
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 04:56:19 PM »
Hi. Sorry for the absurdly late response.

We encourage everyone to build extensions to Feng Office.

In terms of licensing, you have two options:
1. Release it to the public under the GPL.
2. Talk to our Business Development people for support on how to sell it and distribute it.

For licensing an extension of a GPL product under different terms you need authorization from the authors of the work. It is not our preference to have closed source products, but we understand there are business reasons that could encourage it.
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quipper8

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Re: Closed source plugins
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 02:51:46 PM »
I guess the best way forward would be to write an API under gpl and then use the API which then could be used by other products under any license

we'll see

 

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