le Sun, Mar 06, 2005 at 09:40:10AM +0800 par C K Wu :
> Hi, everyone,
> If the caption subject is off-topic, please redirect me to the appropriate
> list and thank you in advance.
> I am the developer of CK-ERP, which is a 3rd party module based (19 modules
> atm) accounting/ERP/CRM add-on that runs on top of phpGroupWare. Recently,
> I had a problem with the Free Software Foundation (FSF), saying that one of
> the licensing term of CK-ERP being not GPL compliant. With phpGroupWare
> being mostly GPL licensed, FSF indicated that CK-ERP must be GPL'ed too.
> While I don't agree with FSF's conclusion, I don't wish to engage in a
> protracted argument with FSF, so I am trying to find a new home for CK-ERP.
> One of the complication with the whole thing is that CK-ERP is designed to
> communicate with phpGroupWare via API calls and at the same time,
> phpGroupWare's API (phpgwapi) is issued under LGPL, so CK-ERP should be
> well protected against any GPL requirement. However, one key phpGroupWare
> developer indicates that while phpgwapi is under LGPL, some of its code
> actually calls on other GPL module/codes, causing FSF to conclude that the
> LGPL protection is ineffective. Therefore, while Tikiwiki fits perfectly
> as a new platform for CK-ERP to run on, I am still a bit hesitant.
> Perhaps, developers here could confirm if Tikiwiki is fully LGPL'ed and
> that it does not in term call up other GPL code. Once I have the
> confirmation on this, I'll start planning the transplant.
- I confirm that Tikiwiki is fully LGPL, at least it's a strong focus
for upcoming release 1.9 (and one of the reasons of its delay).
We work for some time to remove all non-LGPL compliant code from the
Tikiwiki source tree, moving them in an external package named 'mods'.
Versions prior to 1.9 contain some rare GPL files, by mistake or
So, if I understand well, you would include tikiwiki in ck-erp ?
Or is it the contrary ? the sf page says that ck-erp is GPL, I'm not
sure I understand what you talk about above.