Our company decided to use jGuard to build up our application. However, before we start
we have some concerns about the legal issues regarding the jGuard framework. If our application is built and deployed to our clients based on jGuard, is there going to be any
agreement between us? or any charges? Please let me know as soon as possible.
I am not a expert in licensing but I think since jGuard is licensed as LGPL there is absolutely nothing to you to worry about it.
Vinícius Pitta Lima de Araújo
like explained by Vinicius, jGuard is licensed under the LGPL licence.
so, you're free to code your own application, and use jGuard.
the restriction is about the modification of jGuard AND the distribution of jGuard without distributing modifications under the same licence.
so, it is legal to code your own application, distribute it and use jguard as is.
it is legal to use jguard with your modifications for your own use without distribution.
it is legal to use jguard with your modifications ,distribute it, and publish your modifications under the same licence (LGPL).
it is NOT legal to use jguard with your modifications, distribute it, and publish your modifications under a different licence.
the principle, is to use the work from the community, and to share some enhancements or feedback with the community under the same licence if you distribute the modified version.
hope it clarify the licence point .
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