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6 years 1 month ago #52764 by Amour
Hi,

I am happy to see you updated pChart component yourself, and it's better that original pChart that is very old.

Maybe do you want to give them that update ?

I think it will help many people :)

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6 years 1 month ago #52775 by DenisChenu
Hello,

I think the best is to do a bug report :) if there are problem to keep this pChart version.

Or:
You can add this as a feature request at our feature tracker . Please describe your idea as detailed as possible and try to outline a suitable solution/implementation aswell. ( dixit Mazi ;) )

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6 years 1 month ago #52776 by Amour
I am not sure you understand my request...

In fact, your pChart version is OK, and really more recent than official pChart version.

What I suggest is to send to official pChart website your contribution :)

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6 years 1 month ago #52779 by DenisChenu
Oups :blush:

I don't know what pChart modification was made from the original

But i see c_schmitz in patch tracker of pChart : sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=1071634&gr...d=227755&func=browse

Maybe it's done :)

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6 years 1 month ago #52780 by Amour
I see the dates and... I think that project is stopped, no ?

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6 years 1 month ago #52801 by Mazi
From what I have read a few days ago pChart is no longer maintained (prove me wrong). That's a pitty because it's a great library.
There is also a fork of the pchart project and another version for mediawiki.
You can get "our" pchart version from our SVN.


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6 years 1 month ago #52860 by ayashisunyday
You're right, pChart 1.x trunk isn't maintained anymore.

The v2 version will be available in a few days/weeks to the early adopters community ( http://www.pchart.net , http://wiki.pchart.net/ )

JD.

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6 years 1 month ago #52865 by DenisChenu
ayashisunyday wrote:

You're right, pChart 1.x trunk isn't maintained anymore.

The v2 version will be available in a few days/weeks to the early adopters community ( http://www.pchart.net , http://wiki.pchart.net/ )

JD.

What a pity, a non really GPL licence.

LimeSurvey are for commercial use, then we can't use pChart 2 and stay at pChart 1.0.

:S

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6 years 1 month ago #52876 by Mazi
That's really bad! JD, any possibility to change the license?


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6 years 1 month ago #52891 by holch
Shnoulle wrote:

LimeSurvey are for commercial use, then we can't use pChart 2 and stay at pChart 1.0.


hmm, I am not an expert on software licenses, but I understand this paragraph slightly different:

If you want to integrate it in your commercial products, you'll have to get a commercial license. There are some exceptions to this rule for Public Research and Education labs. Non-profit web sites that don't want to publish their source code under GPL may also apply.


Limesurvey might be used for commercial purposes, but it is not a commercial product, as it is not sold. I think this has no impact on Limesurvey, as it is distributed free of charge with source code. How you use the product should be not the problem.

However, I can be totally wrong in my interpretation here, as I am no expert.

Have a look at the manual! It is a really valuable source for information. Here some helpful links:
Manual (EN) | Question Types | Workarounds

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6 years 1 month ago #52910 by c_schmitz
The first paragraph on that page is the important one:

The pChart library is released under two different licenses. If your application is not a commercial one (eg: you make no money by redistributing it) then the GNU GPLv3 license (General Public License) applies. This license allows you to freely integrate this library in your applications, modify the code and redistribute it in bundled packages as long as your application is also distributed with the GPL license.


Once it is under the GPL it can be used without restrictions.
Let's hope they keep it that way for release.

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6 years 1 month ago #52917 by DenisChenu
Oh, yes , you're right !

This just real GPL licence , no mandatory redistributing fee. Allways same problem: what for selling a GPL promotion CD with lot of GPL program inside.

:)

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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #52933 by c_schmitz
Well, as far as I read it if you put pChart 2 as a separate lib on a CD and sell it, that would not be permitted.
But if LimeSurvey is using pChart 2 (and therefore it is included in the LS package) then it would be permitted.

Of course there is a loophole if someone says: My work is based on LimeSurvey where I stripped away everything except for pChart ;) - just not very credible ;).

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6 years 1 month ago #52939 by Amour
ayashisunyday wrote:

You're right, pChart 1.x trunk isn't maintained anymore.

The v2 version will be available in a few days/weeks to the early adopters community ( http://www.pchart.net , http://wiki.pchart.net/ )

JD.


Thank you for that information ;)

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