Most of the requirements I see for contributors to the SAFE network project demand adherence to either a GPL3 license or the MaidSafe License. What about the scenario where I build an app that builds upon on pieces of other open source projects that have GPL compatible licenses, like MIT or BSD2? Will this be restricted from being used on/in the SAFE network?
AFAIK your licensing options are not restricted if you are using the API, so unless you are linking with the MaidSafe code, no issues.
Does the Maidsafe code (under the GPL license) not have a linking exception clause?
Also, if the Maidsafe license is in use, and the customer is linking o the Maidsafe code for their product, is the customer code not required to be under GPL?
Yes, that’s my understanding - so if you link, you would need a negotiated license unless you use GPL.
Sorry, but I didn’t understand your first question.
Re, first question - this link should help. The GPL is regarded as “viral” unless it has something aloong the lines of a linking exception clause. So if I wrote something that linked to the SAFE client libs, my code would need to be GPL unless the SAFE code has a linking exception clause.
@dirvine, you liked @luke_jones post, but you didn’t answer his 2 questions. Please, could you do it?