Licence bug, migrate to GPLv3 ?


src/web/plugin-admin.jsp is using packet org.apache.commons.fileupload
This is located in these two libraries:

  • src/web/WEB-INF/lib/commons-fileupload.jar

  • src/web/WEB-INF/lib/commons-io.jar

Both libraries include an LICENSE.txt which claims them as Apache License v2.0. Openfire itself is currently licensed under GnuGPLv2. According to wikipedia these two are not compatible! Migrating Openfire to GPLv3 would probably solve this problem. Another solution would be using other libraries.

Also several plugins (clientControl, fastpath and userImportExport) are using an older commons-fileupload-1.0.jar, which claims to be Apache License v1.1. I found no information about this is compatible to GPLv2.

See also this forums thread.




Daryl Herzmann
January 7, 2010, 7:17 AM

Marking this as fixed in next release with migration to AP2

Daryl Herzmann
November 13, 2008, 11:35 AM

adjusting versions, this should be looked at IMHO. There is also another ticket along these lines from the debian folks

Martin Weusten
October 16, 2008, 1:48 AM

Jetty is also under Apache License v2.0

Martin Weusten
October 16, 2008, 1:37 AM

I am no lawyer but Todd Getz thinks also I'm are correct.

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