Moving to the AGPLv3 for Sugar 6

bsoremsugar —  April 11, 2010 — 5 Comments

It’s been almost three years since SugarCRM adopted the GPLv3 open source license for the Sugar Community Edition version 5.0 that went into beta in the summer of 2007. Since becoming a GPLv3 software product, the community has embraced this very popular public license and Sugar Community Edition files have been downloaded over 1.5 million times from every country in the world.

Being the public license enthusiasts we are, we follow closely the developments around licenses coming from the Free Software Foundation. We’ve been particularly interested in the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPLv3) since it was first published in November 2007. We agree with the “hosting as commercial distribution” provision that was added to the GPL to create the APGL and feel it applies well to our intention that the Sugar Community Edition source code is to be shared in all circumstances. We’ve been contemplating changing to the AGPLv3 for some time now.

Since Sugar Community Edition version 6.0 is going into beta this week, we felt it was an appropriate time to change from the GPLv3 to the AGPLv3. Therefore starting with version 6.0.0, the Sugar Community Edition will now be licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3.

We look forward to the sharing of Sugar CE source code in all uses of Sugar going forward.

5 responses to Moving to the AGPLv3 for Sugar 6

  1. 

    Fantastic guys … well done!! From being semi-outsiders with the old Sugar Public License to being exemplary leaders in a couple of years … impressive. Coupled with what’s going on with source code repositories, this Sugar is becoming a very different open source company.

    I used to tell my clients that sugarcrm was a proprietary software company with open source versions.

    I can anticipate that shortly I’ll be telling them that sugarcrm is an open source software company with proprietary versions.

    There’s a substantial difference between the two :-)

  2. 

    Fantastic guys … well done!! From being semi-outsiders with the old Sugar Public License to being exemplary leaders in a couple of years … impressive. Coupled with what’s going on with source code repositories, this Sugar is becoming a very different open source company.

    I used to tell my clients that sugarcrm was a proprietary software company with open source versions.

    I can anticipate that shortly I’ll be telling them that sugarcrm is an open source software company with proprietary versions.

    There’s a substantial difference between the two :-)

  3. 

    I just want to echo Greg’s excitement. This is indeed fantastic news for both your product and for the continued, albeit sometimes slowish, momentum of the AGPL. Way to strike a blow for freedom in the age of the cloud.

    Cheers,

    Pat

  4. 

    I just want to echo Greg’s excitement. This is indeed fantastic news for both your product and for the continued, albeit sometimes slowish, momentum of the AGPL. Way to strike a blow for freedom in the age of the cloud.

    Cheers,

    Pat

  5. 

    Estimados, cuando instalo sugar, con el config de la base me arroja este erro:

    Creating Sugar configuration file (config.php)

    Creating Sugar application tables, audit tables and relationship metadata
    Creating the database ictwebc_1 on dbp04.lineadns.com…done
    Unable to select database: Access denied for user ‘ictwebc_rdv9000’@’192.168.0.9′ to database ‘ictwebc_1′

    Como se soluciona

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