[Web4lib] Koha

Nicole Engard nengard at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 19:38:10 EDT 2010

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 7:24 PM, Cary Gordon <listuser at chillco.com> wrote:
> All of this leads me to wonder if the folks at PTFS have really read
> the GNU v2 license.
> As a board member of a major FLOSS project licensed under GNU v2, I
> have, and my understanding is that anything released that references
> or contains project code can be modified and exploited commercially so
> long as the source code is included in the distribution. Once that
> code has been delivered, it is also subject to the terms of the
> license and the seller may not restrict the purchaser from
> distributing it (for free, or course).


It is my understanding that there is a loop hole in that - basically
if the code is hosted on their servers they don't have to provide the
code to those using it.  This is why discussion has been going on
regarding changing the license to prevent exploiting of this loop hole
in future Koha releases.

Nicole C. Engard

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