[wp-hackers] Apache 2.0 License?

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Sat Mar 19 18:47:23 UTC 2011

This question[1] got me thinking. It seems that excanvas[2] is becoming a standard dependency for Javascript charting libraries but it is licensed with Apache 2.0, not GPL 2.

The core question I'm asking is would a plugin that is otherwise GPL licensed be denied inclusion into the WordPress plugin repository if it includes excanvas because of the Apache 2.0 license? Or given the circumstances would the potential license conflicts be overlooked?


[1] http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/12488/hosting-plugin-with-excanvas-dependency-of-flot-jqplot-and-more-in-official-re
[2] http://excanvas.sourceforge.net/

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