[Tox Support] About licenses of using toxcore for a free public applicaton

nurupo nurupo at tox.chat
Thu Nov 16 11:51:43 UTC 2017


toxcore is licensed under GPLv3, as seen in 
https://github.com/TokTok/c-toxcore/blob/master/COPYING, so to use 
toxcore in your application you have to comply with the terms of the 
GPLv3 license.

> The application is a free in all its services but not an open source
> code application.

Afaik, GPL license requires you to release your application under GPL 
license and provide the full source code of your application to your 
users. There should be no difference if you link it statically or 
dynamically. You are probably thinking of LGPL, which has a linking 

I might be mistaking though, I have only basic understanding of licenses 
and by no means am I an expert in them. There are professionals in the 
legal field which deal with licensing, they should be able to help you 
with understanding licenses.


On 2017-11-15 17:50, Nocs ... wrote:
> Hello toxers,
> its been a long time and since i am on the latest test of some
> application of mine that uses tox-core shared library i wanted to ask
> you
> about the license of toxcore.
> Do i need to place anything on my application as text, inside or
> outisde as a file if i make my application public ?
> The application is a free in all its services but not an open source
> code application.
> I haven`t modified any code inside tox i only use the tox-core as is
> from the shared library and i use the code and functions i need from
> inside it.
> What kind of license thing does tox need to be inside my app and how
> can i use it if anything is needed ?
> Thanks in advance
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