License LGPL or BSD?

Topics: Administration, Core, General
Jul 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

On the license of Orchard is BSD but in the license is GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, Version 2.1, February 1999 !?

So I think the deployment includes the wrong license file !?

Jul 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM

mmh, no, it's BSD everywhere.

Jul 16, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Ok. Good to have a confirmation that Orchard is BSD.

I've also double checked and re-downloaded from and Orchard/License.txt is still showing as LGPL.



Jul 16, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Yes, I did that too, and I see BSD. What makes you think it's LGPL?

Jul 17, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Edited Jul 17, 2012 at 12:38 AM

The license of is ok, but the license.txt of starts with

         Version 2.1, February 1999

and I've just downloaded and unpacked on another PC (just to ensure that it's no strange caching issue) and license.txt is still LGPL. I've recognized this problem after running clicktobuild.cmd on my dev system when I inspected the result I also found the LGPL and to my surprise also the download of from codeplex shows (at least to me) the LGPL. Strange that you get a different license.txt file.

I've also just verified 1.5RC2 and that file shows also the same LGPL ...

Jul 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I don't see it either ;) I did download the web version ... weird. Can you do a video ;)

Jul 17, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Ok - my fault (or IZArc). It's BSD and I need another unpacker. Crazy.

Jul 17, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Wow, that thing injects a LGPL license file into whatever it unpacks? Crazy (and potentially illegal).