[Wxruby-users] Wx::Grid Questions ...
devel at nicreations.com
Fri Nov 19 09:19:16 EST 2004
It's all a bit confusing due to the number of licences involved. Here's
my understanding of commercialization:
1) The ruby licence is semi-gpl, but it allows for binary ruby releases
as long as you (a) include the libraries that come along, or (b) rename
the executable so it won't be confused with the real ruby.
2) The wxWidgets licence is the very liberal, and basically allows
distribution in binary form without the need to open up the
application's source. There are two small caveats: using TIFF's or
using JPEG. See the Gotcha's section of the wxruby licence.
3) I *thought* Keven had changed the licence to something MIT based, but
I don't see a mention of it in the licence file.
So long story short, wxRuby is allowed in commercial apps.
Shashank Date wrote:
> Nick wrote:
>> Wow.... I just checked, and the grid event handlers don't exist! This
>> seems like a pretty big oversight. Lemme see how hard it is to
>> address this.
> Awesome ! Just in time for me to hold on to my plan of
> commercializing the application (closed-source) I delivered early this
> month (thanks to a lot many folks on this list, but especially Kevin,
> Curt, Nick, Zach, Assaph, Alex).
> We were thinking of moving to something else
> (FxRuby/VisualuRuby/.NET) mainly due to lack of grid event handlers.
> Looks like I might not have to do that after all :-)
> Speaking of releasing commercial apps, does wxRuby's licensing scheme
> allow that ? I read in archives, Kevin mentioning about changing to
> MIT License which I think is liberal and permissive. But does it
> (wxRuby's license) also depend on wxWidgets License (which is slightly
> confusing to me)? This is what wxWdigets License says
> "The wxWidgets 2 licence is essentially the L-GPL (Library General
> Public Licence), with an exception stating that derived works in
> binary form may be distributed on the user's own terms. This is a
> solution that satisfies those who wish to produce GPL'ed software
> using wxWidgets, and also those producing proprietary software."
> I am not sure I understand these issues well.
> -- Shashank
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