JED Entries License Checklist
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This article is designed to help Extension Developers (who want to be listed at JED), JED Editors (consistence for extensions approval) and general users (on reporting JED entries).
- 1 A- General license verification
- 2 B- GPL license verification
To be approved and listed in JED it requires that the entry passes a 4 steps Checklist
- Step 1 - JED_Entries_Submission_Checklist
- Step 2 - "JED Entries Joomla! License Checklist" (for site and extension name)
- Step 3 - JED_Entries_License_Checklist
- Step 4 - "JED Entries Installation and Functionality Checklist"
You are now in Step 3 - JED entries license: verification list
A- General license verification
|1||Project site lists non-GPL Joomla! extensions?||No!
|2||Project site display other software (not Joomla! extensions) that have other licenses?||Yes|
|3||Submitted as GPL license?||Yes!|
|4||Submitted as GPL compatible license?||Maybe
|5||Submitted as Other for license?||Maybe
B- GPL license verification
B1- Will it be listed in the JED? NO
|1||Encryption for some or all files?||No|
|2||PHP Encoder required (ionCube or other)?||No|
|3||Limit use per domain/installation?||No|
|4||Limit code modifications?||No|
|5||Limit distribution of extension?||No|
|6||Require a nondisclosure agreement?||No|
|7||Limit usage of non GPL media files to a domain/installation?||No|
|8||Extension specific for an extension not listed at JED||No|
"The GPL is a free software license, and therefore it permits people to use and even redistribute the software without being required to pay anyone a fee for doing so."
B2- Will it be listed in the JED? YES
|1||Distribute own extension for free?||Yes|
|2||Require payment to download?||Yes|
|3||Require payment/subscription to configure, install, support, documentation?||Yes|
|4||Limit support per domain/installation?||Yes|
"The right to sell copies is part of the definition of free software"
B3- Will it be listed in the JED? YES, but only if...
|1||Include non GPL files?||Only for non code files which can stand alone
|2||Include non GPL Libraries?||Only if the libraries are available under a GPL compatible license
|3||Call home function?||Only if:
|4||Subscription to earlier updates download?||Only if public version doesn't have security issues
|5||Update panel for "registered domains" to receive and perform updates directly within the panel?||Only if public version doesn't have security issues
|6||Light GPL version for a full non-GPL version?||Only if:
|7||Modified/Forked extensions?||Only by the JED rules.
|8||Encoded files||Only if:
|9||Obfuscated code||Only if:
|10||Bridges to a non gpl product||Only if:
|11||Require payment to remove owner visible or hidden links||Only if:
|12||Extension specific for an extension listed at JED||Yes, but under special requirements|
|13||Entries just for scripts or Libraries?||Only if the scripts or libraries are available under a GPL compatible license
C- Special license verification: GPL compatible licenses
JED could list entries that are GPL compatible:
|2||AGPL license ?||Yes!
|3||Public Domain ?||Yes!|
|4||Creative Commons, BSD, MIT or other free software licenses ?||No!
D- Special license verification: Non GPL licenses
JED could list entries that are not GPL:
|1||Tools for Joomla Sites?||Yes
|2||Independent Scripts for Joomla?||Yes.
Everything OK? Go for Step 4 Verification List