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Withdrawing 2.0a and the reasons behind it 2 years 10 months ago #68727

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Re: Withdrawing 2.0a and the reasons behind it 2 years 10 months ago #68902

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Why don't you reconsider your own licensing policy?
Seems to me like LimeSurvey could benefit from that change, given its current state.
It's a relatively mature product, its popularity continues to grow, and it's in desperate need for all the good stuff you put into 2.0.
I believe that such a change could accelerate even further the development and adoption of LimeSurvey.
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Re: Withdrawing 2.0a and the reasons behind it 2 years 10 months ago #68904

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Licensing is a difficult topic. For our users to be future save we always stated that we will stick to the GPL license and we want to keep our promise.
So what alternative license would you suggest, joer?

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Re: Withdrawing 2.0a and the reasons behind it 2 years 10 months ago #68918

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I would probably go with something less restrictive such as Apache, BSD, or MIT. This could make it easier for people to develop commercial products around LimeSurvey.
Regarding your past commitment to GPL, why don't you run a poll and see what your community members think?
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Re: Withdrawing 2.0a and the reasons behind it 2 years 10 months ago #68934

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Joer, as pointed out in the article we can't just change the license.

Past contributors contributed under the GPL license so we are committed to it unless we find out how much contributed stuff is in the current source code and then ask every past relevant contributor if they agree to the license change - which is hardly possible.
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Re: Withdrawing 2.0a and the reasons behind it 2 years 10 months ago #68937

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So you think GPL is too restrictive? At what parts?

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Re: Withdrawing 2.0a and the reasons behind it 2 years 10 months ago #68944

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joer wrote:
I would probably go with something less restrictive such as Apache, BSD, or MIT. This could make it easier for people to develop commercial products around LimeSurvey.
You can develop commercial product, just you can sell bin without source code.

And LS aren't in AGPL, then you can send housing survey without distribute the source code. I think it's unethical but it's OK.

GPL don't restrict selling of products.

Denis

PS: et comme on dit en français : oh le gros troll GPL vs BSD :laugh:
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Re: Withdrawing 2.0a and the reasons behind it 2 years 10 months ago #68946

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Yes, for derived work.
In my case there are parts I will be happy to open source and parts that I can't.
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Re: Withdrawing 2.0a and the reasons behind it 2 years 10 months ago #68985

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If you do have to re-write in a new framework, my vote would definitely be for Yii. This whole issue with the CI license could even turn out for the best in the long run ;)

I do feel sorry for all the people who have put in a lot of hard work developing 2.0 and I do hope all their work will not be in vain.
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Re: Withdrawing 2.0a and the reasons behind it 2 years 10 months ago #68995

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ltsd: I am tending towards Yii, too - mainly because it has almost the same feature set as Symfony2 but seems a little easier to learn.
Do you have any experience with Yii in comparison to other frameworks?
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