How did ownCloud enterprise derive from the initial sources?

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How did ownCloud enterprise derive from the initial sources?

Postby mennowo » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:17 pm

As a happy user of ownCloud, I am lately wondering how it is that an enterprise edition can exist of a project licensed under an AGPL license. Was the platform rewritten from scratch in order to be able to be distributed as a closed source commercial system? Most projects I know of that commercialized (or had a commercial counterpart from the start) use more open licenses like MIT/BSD or something like CDDL. How is this with ownCloud?

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Re: How did ownCloud enterprise derive from the initial sources?

Postby RealRancor » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:35 pm

Hi,

interesting question. I think most people in here can't tell you something about legal stuff, especially not if it is connected to the enterprise edition, which is not used here.

Maybe you can find some additional infos on https://owncloud.com/ which is the homepage by the Company behind the Enterprise Edition. There you can see that the Enterprise Edition is released under a different license:

https://owncloud.com/community-or-enterprise/

An additional resource could be the developers mailinglist:

https://mailman.owncloud.org/mailman/listinfo/devel
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Re: How did ownCloud enterprise derive from the initial sources?

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