Last Updated: 20 Nov 2014 18:32 by ADMIN
Kenneth Jamieson
Created on: 16 May 2012 21:02
Category: Kendo UI for jQuery
Type: Feature Request
Move from GPL to MIT / Apache license
Of course we all want folks to buy Kendo (to support further development) but even as someone with a licence to the product (as part of my Ultimate Collection) I am often prevented from using KendoUI with clients by the licensing confusion that is the GPL.

My clients understand that t is covered by my commercial license to code for them, and they can use it royalty free. The problem is int he future and ongoing compliance. What they absolutely do not want is to have to make sure any dev who will ever touch that code in the future is ALSO a telerik licensee. It is simply too much to keep track of for a UI toolkit.

You will sell more copies and greatly improve the ability of your evangelists to get Kendo into the market if you move to a significantly more client friendly license.
Posted on: 18 Mar 2013 18:17
We've reviewed our licensing for the open source version of Kendo UI, and we'll be sticking with GPL v3 for the time-being. Thanks again for the suggestion.
Posted on: 18 Mar 2013 17:50
The Spa-parts (router,mvvm, datasource and perhaps also the widget base class) are great, but at the same time rather equialent to other MIT-licensed products out there. Could you start by MIT'ing those?
Kenneth Jamieson
Posted on: 18 May 2012 19:38
Awesome. While I am sure it will come too late for this project (I started coding the UI tomorrow!), any change that helps in the future is more than welcome.