Fwd: [52N Contributors] 52°North updates licenses for WPS and XML schema bindings

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Fwd: [52N Contributors] 52°North updates licenses for WPS and XML schema bindings

Ann Hitchcock
Dear List,

We have updated the licenses of two projects to a non-copyleft license. The project 52n-commons-xml was switched completely to the Apache Software License Version 2.0. The internal API and dependent code from the 52°North WPS project was also moved to the Apache 2.0 license. The implementation of this API, however remains under GPL v2.

Why did we do this? Check our blog post

http://blog.52north.org/2014/08/12/52north-updates-licenses-for-wps-and-xml-schema-bindings/

Cheers,
Ann
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Re: Fwd: [52N Contributors] 52°North updates licenses for WPS and XML schema bindings

Lvw
Hi List,

I have been reading through the mentioned blog post in this thread and wanted to make sure I understand correctly:

> The 52n-wps-algorithm, 52n-wps-commons and 52n-wps-io are currently Apache licensed.

> Only these three libraries are in fact needed to extend the WPS by custom WPS processes

> Therefore: if I extend the WPS with some custom processes and want to use this WPS commercially, I am allowed to do so. Also, I don't have to opensource my custom WPS process.

Thanks for your response,
Lucas
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Re: Fwd: [52N Contributors] 52°North updates licenses for WPS and XML schema bindings

Matthes Rieke (52North)
Hi Lucas,

thanks for your request. Please find my comments inline.

Best regards
Matthes

2014-12-10 9:45 GMT+01:00 Lvw <[hidden email]>:
Hi List,

I have been reading through the mentioned blog post in this thread and
wanted to make sure I understand correctly:

> The 52n-wps-algorithm, 52n-wps-commons and 52n-wps-io are currently Apache
> licensed.

> Only these three libraries are in fact needed to extend the WPS by custom
> WPS processes

> Therefore: if I extend the WPS with some custom processes and want to use
> this WPS commercially, I am allowed to do so. Also, I don't have to
> opensource my custom WPS process.

Correct. Still there are some requirements when using ASL-2.0-licensed components:

1. you have to include a copy of the license once you decide to distribute the WPS
2. also you have to provide clear attribution to 52°North in a distribution.

The first aspect might not apply if you plan to provide SaaS or PaaS (you probably do not distribute the WPS then). For both cases you do not have to open-source your custom WPS process.
 

Thanks for your response,
Lucas



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