Kendo's GPL Interpretation

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  1. Cameron
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    Jan 2012

    Posted 16 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    I do not have a legal background and sometimes struggle when deciphering the various license agreements that software is released under. It is my understanding that working on an Intranet for a company that you are a full time employee of is a grey area of the GPL and depends on the interpretation of the license issuer. I'm curious where Kendo UI Web and Kendo UI DataViz stand on the use of their frameworks for a small internal intranet with one developer that would accept the "As Is" condition that most Open Source software comes with. I'm just looking for some clarification.

    Thanks for your time.
  2. Emilia
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    Posted 16 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Cameron,

    If your application will in any way contain commercial, non-open source pieces which do not comply with the GPL license, or you are interested in Support and/or access to minor updates through the year, then you will want to use the  Commercial version of our KEndo UI license.

    Unfortunately, due to the complexity of the GPL and the ambiguities inherent in copyright law, it is not appropriate for us to advise you on your specific licensing decisions. The best and safest choice is to contact legal counsel so that you are sure of getting the rights you need.

    You can also see more details on what is included in the different types of Kendo UI licenses here.

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