[owncloud-devel] Paid apps
schiessle at owncloud.com
Fri Apr 25 12:59:04 GMT 2014
On 25/04/14 14:27, Jan-Christoph Borchardt wrote:
> Plenty of Wordpress themes and plugins are closed source. I suppose
> that answers the law question.
On the other hand wordpress.org also says the plugins are bound to the
GPL. They also link to the Drupal FAQ which also describes this in
It is also interesting what FSF writes about plugins for GPL licensed
software. I would say that ownCloud belongs to the category where the
plugins need to be GPL again:
"If the program dynamically links plug-ins, and they make function calls
to each other and share data structures, we believe they form a single
program, which must be treated as an extension of both the main program
and the plug-ins. This means the plug-ins must be released under the GPL
or a GPL-compatible free software license, and that the terms of the GPL
must be followed when those plug-ins are distributed."
This describes very much how ownCloud apps works.
Björn Schießle <schiessle at owncloud.com>
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