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CodeIgniter 3 Will be Released Under the MIT License

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BCIT is in the academic world, and it makes most sense to be as open and permissive as possible, hence the decision to use the MIT open source license moving forward.

EllisLab planned to release CodeIgniter 3 under the Open Software License 3 (OSL3).
This was a good choice for them, recognizing and protecting their investment in CodeIgniter.
We appreciate their vision, and will continue to give them credit, as we move forward with the CodeIgniter framework.

The project repository will be updated over the next while, to reflect the licensing.
All needed changes will be in place before CodeIgniter 3 launches.
We don't have a firm date for the release, but we are working diligently to remove the remaining obstacles and issues.

In the long term, we see MIT licensing of CodeIgniter leading to broader consideration and adoption of the framework, and a revitalised developer involvement Smile
James Parry
Project Lead
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#2
So glad that you were able to do that! Has me very excited.
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#3
Wise decision. Another step in the right direction.
The licensing issue has deterred a lot of companies and developers away from CI.
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#4
GREAT, Thank you for the very quick action and a good choice on license.
I, my clients, and their lawyers can work with this now.
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#5
I'm happy to see that codeigniter v3 will be using the MIT licence and hopfully Codeigniter v4 will follow the same path!

Smile MrGate
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#6
This was one of my biggest complaints with codeigniter.

Really amazing that saner heads have prevailed!
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#7
That was quick!

hxxps://github.com/bcit-ci/CodeIgniter/blob/develop/license.txt

Quote:The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright © 2014, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
THE SOFTWARE.

Well done James Parry!
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#8
Great! I applaud you for your decision.
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#9
Thanks
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#10
Awesome choice! CI's future is already looking brighter
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