[Phpmyadmin-devel] License, again

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca
Wed Jun 25 19:05:20 CEST 2008

cand. inf. Alexander M. Turek a écrit :
> Hi there,
> Marc Delisle schrieb:
>  > Sebastian Mendel a écrit :
>  >> companies (including hosting companies) that provide access to a
>  >> modified phpMyAdmin installation (SaaS) or provide a pre-installed
>  >> copy of a modified phpMyAdmin.
>  >
>  > Ok. Well, I am part of this group of persons that believe that the
>  > modifications should be made public, according to the spirit of GPL.
> I would agree with Marc and in the case that it would come to a vote 
> among all the former and current devs of phpMyAdmin, mine would be: 
> stick with GPL. I don't know, how much AMT code is still in pma, though. 
> :-)
> My point is that a modified pma should not be something people make 
> money with.

Well, GPL v2 does allow people to make money with the code.

> I see the problems, hosters might have with releasing their 
> modifications under the GPL, if those affect for instance interfaces to 
> their own software. An idea might be, to allow those private 
> modifications for certain parts, let's say the auth system or the 
> privileges page. That means, that those parts of the code would be put 
> under the AGPL. But anyway, you still would have to ask the all devs of 
> those parts, which means, you would have to study CVS and SVN logs, 
> tracker items, ... I wouldn't want to do that, do you? ;-)
> Regards,
> Alexander
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