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Idea: source code license switch to Apache

Question asked by Matt Tucker Champion on May 29, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 5, 2009 by Juga Paazmaya

Since this is a secret group that only a select few can access, I feel more confident bringing this idea up early.

 

We're considering the potential benefits of switching the Openfire license from GPL to Apache. Reasons:

 

  • A more open license will make it easier for Openfire to be used by a broader range of people.
  • It would encourage other commercial companies to get involved
  • Jive no longer sells Openfire commercially so having the GPL as a "stick" is no longer necessary

 

Would love feedback!

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