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idle0ne
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:22 pm    Post subject: Comercial Use Reply with quote

Is smarty free for comercial use or where can i read about licensing costs?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smarty is licenced under the LGPL.
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idle0ne
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so what does that mean? can it be used in comercial apps or not?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am no lawyer but I can read the LGPL like anyone else Wink

My takeaway is that, yes, it sure can be used in commercial apps -- as long as you adhere to the licence agreement. That's up to you to figure out. You will certainly have to maintain attributions to the copyright holders, but the link I posted will tell you what you need to know.

To whet your appetite, as long as you follow the licence, my understanding is that you can include Smarty in your apps without any licencing fees. Smile

Monte can probably give you a more detailed explanation.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks i will await and see if monty posts at all, but i thank you cause when i read that LGPL i didn't understand a word of it LOL
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile by-the-way, if you are doing something commercial, it may be worthwhile to retain some *shudder* representation because you are right about being able to read those licences -- I kinda get it, but I doubt that I TRULY get it in a legal sense Wink

...and good-luck to you!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i am going to start out by offering them for free and once i have A LOT of time invested and a lot of features i may go comercial with them and at that time i will get a lawyer to read over smarty's LGPL and i will get my own license legally written Smile

Thanks
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