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CppCMS 1.0.0 released and offered under dual license

Monday, February 27, 2012, by artyom ; 3 comments

CppCMS 1.0.0 was released today. Now it is offered under alternative commercial license. You can choose to use CppCMS under either open source LGPLv3 license or under a commercial license that allows your developing truly closed source applications.

For more details about licensing and pricing please visit our web site:
http://commercial.cppcms.com

The old-stable branch of CppCMS - 0.0.x is now deprecated and would not receive any updates. CppCMS users who still use CppCMS 0.0.8 are encouraged to upgrade to the CppCMS 1.

The new version includes:

You can find more details about the differences between CppCMS 1.0.0 and CppCMS 0.0.8 here

Comments

welemon, at 2/28/12 4:16 AM

Congratulation!

Nice movement with commercial support, hopefully it will help to make wider adoptions from more commercial company.

Read the future road map, it is quite exciting!

shlomil, at 2/28/12 9:40 AM

The use of dual licensing here seem a little strange to me. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but LGPL still enable people to create closed source applications and provide the program as a web service (which is the common usage for a web framework). Right? So the only "customers" that will have to pay for commercial license are the ones in need for actual software distribution, like it in embedded programs for example.

Moreover, selling commercial license, AFAIK (IANAL) requires that all contributors to the project must sign some agreement that allows you to sell their software. Doesn't it?

Is there some company behind CppCMS nowadays? (for managing the commercial stuff).

artyom, at 2/28/12 2:02 PM

So the only "customers" that will have to pay for commercial license are the ones in need for actual software distribution, like it in embedded programs for example.

Exactly... Embedded is one of the important CppCMS targets - it actually already used in such environments.

Moreover, selling commercial license, AFAIK (IANAL) requires that all contributors to the project must sign some agreement that allows you to sell their software. Doesn't it?

All the copyrights on the code belong to me. The code that I don't have ownership on it released with a permissive license like MIT.

See: http://cppcms.com/wikipp/en/page/cppcms_1x_coding_standards#Copyrights

This has been this way for a long period.

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