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Matt Tucker Jiver 3,194 posts since
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Sep 15, 2009 9:31 AM

Openfire Under Apache 2.0 License

Hello All,


I'm happy to announce that Openfire will be moving to a more liberal open source license -- Apache 2.0. Apache 2.0 provides significantly more flexiblity than the GPL in virtually every way, so it should be a big win for the community all around. We expect to get all the source code headers updated for the next release. There were several motivations for making this change:


  1. The GPL license was preventing some companies from using Openfire due to corporate policies
  2. There was no reason to keep using GPL and end-users generally seem to prefer Apache
  3. We'd like to encourage a broader range of commercial companies to contribute to the project and the Apache license is a good way to help make that happen


Would be happy to answer question or comments.




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