[Grok-dev] Development of hurry.jquery

Tim Cook timothywayne.cook at gmail.com
Wed May 27 20:35:05 EDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 16:20 +0200, Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Hey,
> Jan-Wijbrand Kolman wrote:
> [snip]
> > After reading the thread about hurry.extjs's licensing issues related to
> > svn.zope.org etc., and after looking at hurry.yui, it still is not
> > completely clear to me whether it is "safe" to check in hurry.jquery
> > into svn.zope.org.
> I think it's safe, given the MIT license. hurry.extjs's licensing is GPL 
> 3.0 only, and they're very conscious about who distributes extjs and so 
> on, so that sounded a bit too risky.
> Regards,
> Martijn

I may not understand all of the details here but it seems to me that you
are making, in a round-about way (via it being a requirement of
hurry.jquery?), a GPL licensed library a requirement of using Grok.  Is
this true?

If that is so, are we not flirting with the edge of legalities (those
gray areas) when it comes to building and distributing commercial
applications based on Grok; even though the library is retrieved from
somewhere else besides the Zope servers?    

I have BCC'd an attorney (thanks Ron) that works in this area and though
he isn't a member of the mailing list maybe he can at least reply to me
with a hint as to what status this might put the Grok framework into.


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