GnucashMobile for Android License
warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Jul 12 12:09:40 EDT 2012
Ngewi Fet <ngewif at gmail.com> writes:
> Hi everyone,
> It occurred to that I did not discuss this on this list.
> *[Disclaimer: IANAL, if anything I'm saying here is incorrect, please call
> me out]*
> 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
> and applications.
> So what say you?
I think it's up to you. You're not using any GnuCash code, so whatever
you feel comfortable with using. I think either APL or GPL3 would be
fine. It all depends on which you personally prefer.
> : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_License#GPL_compatibility
> : http://source.android.com/source/licenses.html
> : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_Android_applications
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