Does anyone know if the Zend Framework License is GPL/LGPL compatible.
I’m guessing that clause 5 kills compatibility but maybe that can be read as redistribution must include the license file which seems reasonable.
Why can’t people just use the 3-clause BSD license or the lgpl for code like this instead of making things more complicated.
The possible problem with using Zend Framework code in an GPL application is clause 6 of the GPL:
Within Clause 6 of the GPL is the statement: “You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients’ exercise of the rights granted herein.”
I’m also think that clause 3 also makes it incompatible and is something that can be covered through trademarks and doesn’t even seem to fit into what a normal OSS license does.
For example the FSF says the almost identical PHP license is incompatible with the GPL.
For all the talk about making things legally easier for users they sure didn’t pick a license that does it. The best option for minimal effort by users of frameworks or libraries written in PHP is the 3-clause BSD. Its simple, well understood, and easy to find information about. Plus its compatible with pretty much every other OSS license.