[ejabberd] License

Max Lynch ihasmax at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 03:31:19 MSD 2008


On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Jack Moffitt <jack at chesspark.com> wrote:

> > But if I did not distribute it and was just adding a plugin to an
> ejabberd
> > server running on my own systems, would I have to give out the plugin
> code
> > upon request?
>
> No.  The GPLv2 (which is what ejabberd is licensed under) does not
> have any kind of 'web services clause'.  This is why you see many
> developers choosing licenses like the Affero GPL or GPLv3 now days.
> While a future version of ejabberd might change licenses, you are free
> to make proprietary modifications to the codebase without releasing
> them as long as you do not distribute the end result.



Let's say I used my plugin code and set up an ejabberd server with the
plugin installed at a client's business instead of my own server, would that
constitute distribution?

Thanks,
max
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