Hi , I have some questions regarding the licensing of Ruby & Ruby On Rails . How does the licensing work in the following situations A) I write a website using Ruby and Rails where i want to charge customers for the service B) I want to sell software written using Ruby and Rails to a client C) I want to modify core Ruby code and/or extensions from what i downloaded In the above cases do i need to give away the software i wrote for free (or) am i obligated to publish the software i wrote also as open source (or) do i need to pay at any stage ? Thanks for your help!
on 2007-05-02 00:27
on 2007-05-02 00:33
On 02 May 2007, at 00:26, newcoder1 wrote: > free (or) am i obligated to publish the > software i wrote also as open source (or) do i need to pay at any > stage ? Click through on the link located at the bottom of the Ruby on Rails homepage: The MIT License Copyright (c) <year> <copyright holders> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE. Best regards Peter De Berdt
on 2007-05-02 02:28
Hi Peter, please be aware that changes to Ruby Core may cause issues within current and future releases of Rails. Thus, you'll be reponsible for any changes that you make within both Rails and Ruby that have not been integrated back into their respective cores. Good luck, -Conrad
on 2007-05-02 14:21
Investigate Rails plugins for modifying Rails or Ruby core. It's easy, portable, and non-destructive.