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#21 2015-07-17 14:39:23

gaekwad
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From: People's Republic of Cornwall
Registered: 2005-11-19
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Yeah. Captain Buzzkill strikes again.

Perhaps with the recent uptick in activity, a plugin developer could step up to the plate and figure out how an open source one could be integrated – there’re plenty to pick from.

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#22 2015-07-17 14:40:47

springworks
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Registered: 2005-01-06
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

gaekwad wrote #293385:

How does the OEM nature of Redactor sit with open source project ethics? I’d be wary of licensing conflicts with distribution. Perch is great, but is proprietary/commercial, which aligns itself with Redactor, so it’s a logical fit. Textpattern is GPLv2, and some components are LGPLv2.1 or BSDv3.

GPLv2 allows me to sell Textpattern (I don’t, but I could). The OEM licence for Redactor permits inclusion in open source projects, but not to sell, which contradicts GPLv2. Dilemma.

Quoted from the Redactor OEM license:

The OEM License: Holders of the OEM License may use the Software as if they had the Professional license. In addition, OEM License holders are allowed to sell or otherwise distribute the Software to the developers and not only to the end users. The OEM license allows license holder’s clients to develop their own products based on or containing Software. The OEM License holder’s clients do not have to obtain their own Professional or OEM license. The OEM License holders are allowed to integrate the Software with open source products. However, neither license holder nor license holder’s clients can sell Redactor as a sole product (with or without modification); License holder and license holder’s clients should use it fairly; Imperavi LLC still holds all the copyrights for Software code, Software code does not become open source, and we solely determine “fair use” of the Software. Support for the holders of the OEM License is limited to one year from the date of purchase.

The emphasised sentence of the quote above would seem to allow sales of an integrated product to end users or developers if you own an OEM license for Redactor. The only restriction is on re-selling Redactor as a sole product.

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#23 2015-07-17 14:45:17

gaekwad
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Ah! Good find, sir.

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#24 2015-07-17 21:14:10

hcgtv
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From: Miami, Florida
Registered: 2005-11-29
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Contacted Redactor, here’s their reply: http://forum.textpattern.com/viewtopic.php?pid=293429#p293429

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#25 2015-07-19 18:11:56

Dragondz
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From: Algérie
Registered: 2005-06-12
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Donate and bump

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#26 2015-07-20 17:09:07

philwareham
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From: Farnham, Surrey, UK
Registered: 2009-06-11
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

I’ve donated a little sum to the pot too! Bump!

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#27 2015-07-24 01:36:35

jstubbs
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From: Hong Kong
Registered: 2004-12-13
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

We are over US$1000 now, thanks everyone.

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#28 2015-07-29 11:52:44

RedFox
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Registered: 2005-03-25
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Donated … with thanks to the devs and everybody else.

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#29 2015-07-29 13:06:19

giampablo
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Donated …

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#30 2015-07-31 00:50:06

jstubbs
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Last day people!

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