If I use Discourse SSO with my site, does its GPL license makes my software also to abide by GPL?


(Himanshu Chhangani) #1

I have a common question regarding GPL license of discourse…
since i am using discourse library in my project now, does this makes whole bundle abide by GPL license now?
if so, then using sso login would be a very bad option…


(Jeff Atwood) #2

No. GPL only applies to actual source code, not HTTP calls between websites.

If you copy and paste the Discourse source code into your website source code, that would make it GPL.


(Kevin P. Fleming) #3

The OP says “using discourse library”, which is a bit confusing as there is no Discourse library :smile:
It’s logical to assume that means that Discourse code has been copied, in which case that may very well mean that the resulting combined set of code must be licensed under the GPLv2.