Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#12229 closed task (fixed)

Plugin needs a license

Reported by: Ryan J Ollos Owned by: Peter Suter
Priority: normal Component: TableSorterPlugin
Severity: normal Keywords: license nolicense
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Hi Peter. The plugin doesn't have a license in the source. Would you mind adding the license? I've documented some "good practices" here: DevGuide#License. Feedback on the document is appreciated as well. Thanks!

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Ryan J Ollos

Summary: LicensePlugin needs a license

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Peter Suter

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Hi Ryan. Thanks for the reminder. I clarified the licensing in [14480].

This plugin is basically just a thin wrapper around the third-party Javascript library jquery.tablesorter, that is dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses.

The actual plugin Python code itself is minimal and trivial. Does it meet the threshold of originality? If not, does it even need a license? I don't know, but I added a BSD license anyway now.

Such considerations are missing in the DevGuide. Maybe they are out-of-scope. Authoritative guidance on how to handle bundled third-party libraries would be very helpful though.

I've never seen a convincing rationale for license headers in every file.

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