Alfresco shifts to GPL

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Feb 23 11:13:50 UTC 2007

Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Some good news in the license consolidation (and badgeware) discussion:
>         The company's free Community edition previously used the Mozilla
>         Public License, but the move to GPL removes some barriers, said
>         Matt Asay, Alfresco's vice president of marketing. The company's
>         supported and Enterprise edition remains available under a
>         commercial license.
>         "We wanted the code to be bigger than the company," Asay said.
>         "People basically know what (the GPL) means, so there's no time
>         wasted wondering (about) MPL [and extra exhibit B clauses]."
>         [...]
>         the company did add to the GPL license a "FLOSS exception"
>         provision that permits the software to be embedded in other
>         FLOSS (free/libre/open-source software) packages. With the
>         exception, those other projects don't have to worry about a
>         potential requirement to release their own software under the
>         GPL, Asay said.

Excellent.  I remember Matt Asay saying he was working towards a GPL
release.  It looks like he pulled it off. :)  Now, maybe he can start a

Matt Flaschen

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