[horde] License Issue

Rob Brandt bronto at csd-bes.net
Mon May 5 09:43:43 PDT 2003

I *think* this would depend on how he's gone about doing this.  I've seen this
issue knocked around at the PostNuke sites as well (Not regarding horde, just in
general).  If his code could accurately be called a dirivitive work of either
Horde or Xoops (which is also GPL, I believe), then yes, he has to stick to GPL.

If however his code simply makes URL calls to horde, then takes the html output,
parses it, then modifies the resulting links and converts them in to links that
point back to his module, then it is not really a dirivitive work of Horde.  Nor
would it be accessing any of the functions or APIs of Horde.  TO get it to work
as a Xoops module, it may need to do that with Xoops, but that's an issue for
him to take up with them.

His site is unresponsive to me as well.  I'd like to see it.


Quoting Chuck Hagenbuch <chuck at horde.org>:

> Quoting wjue <wjue at wjue.org>:
> > For some reasons I prefer to release it with a less liberal license to
> > GPL, I searched around and I found the IPB
> > (http://www.invisionboard.com/?license) license interesting. My purpose
> > here is to request your opinions, particularly opinions of the Horde
> > team members, if you think that I made a really bad or wrong choice
> > please offer your suggestions, I am willing to make necessary
> > modifications to reach a reasonable license term. You can find my Xoops
> > Modulizor for Imp and for Kronolith on my site
> > (http://www.wjue.org/guanxicrm/).
> You cannot choose a different license (either more or less restrictive,
> doesn't matter) for the code. You are welcome to *sell* it, however if you
> do, any buyer has all the rights that the GPL gives them and may do
> anything that that allows, including redistribution. And if you make it
> available for download without purchase, it must be under the GPL.
> Regards,
> -chuck
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