ExtJS's move to GPL

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Kevin Wong

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Apr 28, 2008, 2:32:07 PM4/28/08
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kilkenny

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Apr 29, 2008, 10:23:22 AM4/29/08
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There has been quite a stir about that license change. This is
probably the discussion that started it all:
http://mjg59.livejournal.com/84586.html

There are lot's of comments to this very topic out there, a prominent
one from Graeme Rocher (Grails project leader):
http://graemerocher.blogspot.com/2008/04/choosing-and-oss-license-and-ext-js.html

Michael Neale

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Apr 30, 2008, 9:41:54 PM4/30/08
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Yes I have been tracking this. I am a recent user of GWT ext - as I
work on the Drools project, I have been using it for the web tooling:
http://blog.athico.com/2008/04/brms-for-drools-5.html

and it has been awesome. but the licence change has caused some
heartache. If a fork happens - do we go with it, or, do we stay with
ext (there is ExtGWT now) and make the UI components of our stuff GPL?
GPL is generally not that comfortable for people as a library (but
this is just a specific application, not the whole library which is a
totally separate component).

Would be interested in others viewpoints.

The thing I really liked about extjs etc is that it makes it really
really easy to look good, and do consistent "productivity" type user
interfaces, that scale nicely with complexity. Its not really the same
as any other library.

On Apr 30, 12:23 am, kilkenny <a.bue...@gmail.com> wrote:
> There has been quite a stir about that license change. This is
> probably the discussion that started it all:http://mjg59.livejournal.com/84586.html
>
> There are lot's of comments to this very topic out there, a prominent
> one from Graeme Rocher (Grails project leader):http://graemerocher.blogspot.com/2008/04/choosing-and-oss-license-and...
>
> On 28 Apr., 20:32, Kevin Wong <kevin.peter.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Here's a story the Posse might want to discuss.
>
> >http://www.ongwt.com/post/2008/04/27/Ext-JS-saga-%3A-last-linkshttp:/...

Kevin Wong

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May 5, 2008, 11:26:24 AM5/5/08
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Sanjiv Jivan has resigned as project lead of GWT-Ext over this here
GPLgate: http://www.jroller.com/sjivan/entry/update_on_future_direction_of1
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