Monday, April 28th, 2008
Jack Slocum and his team are listening, and appear to be working with the community to clear things up:
With our recent change to the GPL v3 some concerns have been brought up by the Ext Community. We are hoping to address some of those concerns via community discussion of two new FLOSS exceptions.
The first step for us is the Open Source License Exception for Extensions. It is currently in draft status and we are seeking input from the community before we have it finalized.
The intention of this exception is to allow for more liberal licensing of extensions, language packs, themes and open source developer toolkits and frameworks for Ext libraries under a variety of open source licenses. (Note: this exception is not for applications and does not grant any exception for the library itself. A FLOSS exception on the libraries for open source applications will be addressed in the exception discussed in â€œNext Upâ€ below).
This exception is the first step, with more to come:
After the Extension Exception is complete, the next step will be drafting a FLOSS exception similar to the one by MySQL AB for both Ext JS and Ext GWT.
This exception will for open source applications that use Ext JS. It will have a few distinct additional grants the Extension Exception doesnâ€™t have (e.g. â€œbundlingâ€ will be ok) but wonâ€™t be applicable to extensions or toolkits, as thatâ€™s what the Extension Exception is for.
Quick work, and the fact that he is joining and leading the discussion is huge.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:11 am