GnucashMobile for Android License
ngewif at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 05:07:16 EDT 2012
It occurred to that I did not discuss this on this list.
*[Disclaimer: IANAL, if anything I'm saying here is incorrect, please call
Basically, when I started coding, I just licensed GnucashMobile using the
same license as the Gnucash (GPLv2 or later).
Should I leave this as-is, or would the Apache License v2 be more
The Apache license is not compatible with GPL v1 and 2, but is
compatible with GPLv3. (GPLv3 is a subset of APLv2) 
However, Apache is the license used by Android Open Source project  and
a lot or other Android libraries and apps.
GPL is used quite a bit too  and is the license of Gnucash itself:
anyone who modifies the code must share the modifications.
>From my (limited) observations, a lot of the GPL apps are ports from the
desktop versions. But GnucashMobile is not a port.
Personally, I prefer the Apache version 2 license as it seems to be the
preferred open source license for Android libraries
So what say you?
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