Spago4Q license

Spago4Q software is a vertical application of SpagoBI suite.

Spago4Q is both free and open source software: you can study, use, modify and distribute modified copies of this software under the terms of the Mozilla Public Licence v. 2.0, without the "Incompatible With Secondary Licenses" notice.

MPLv2 is a "file-level copyleft", simple, short, modern, understandable license. It has been designed to encourage contributors to share modifications they make to MPL-licensed code, while still allowing users to create projects that combine MPL-licensed code with code under other licenses, either open source or proprietary.

MPLv2 has been approved as a free software license by the Free Software Foundation, and as an open source license by the Open Source Initiative. For more information about the MPLv2 license visit the attendant Mozilla FAQs section.

Spago4Q has chosen to use MPLv2 without the “Incompatible With Secondary Licenses” notice, so that GNU (L)GPL compatibility is maintained, with the result that Spago4Q may be combined with (L)GPL-licensed software according to the guidelines provided with the MPLv2.
(Spago4Q suite has been released under the GNU LGPL license up to its 2.3 version).

The new Spago4Q software license will encourage a wider adoption of the suite, while preserving its own characteristics as follows:

  • it is a weak copyleft licence based on the protection of the free code included in the “file”; in other words, the license requires that Modifications (as defined in Section 1.10 of the license) must be licensed under the MPL and made available to anyone to whom you distribute the Source Code. However, new files containing no MPL-licensed code are not Modifications, and therefore do not need to be distributed under the terms of the MPL, even if you create a Larger Work (as defined in Section 1.7) by using, compiling, or distributing the non-MPL files together with MPL-licensed files;
  • it’s a commercial friendly license: a file can be “linked” to open source and proprietary third-party software;
  • it's free software, GNU (L)GPL compatible: you may combine MPL-licensed code and (L)GPL-licensed code in the same executable program by creating a “Larger Work” under the terms of Section 3.3 of the license.
(All of the above is general observation, it does not constitute legal advice and is provided for informational purposes only; you should obtain appropriate guidance for your jurisdiction).


The documentation of Spago4Q project is licensed under the Creative Commons License.

For any question about Spago4Q license, please contact us.


Mozilla Public License (MPL)

Spago4Q has been made available to you by Spago4Q project under the Mozilla Public Licence v. 2.0, without the “Incompatible With Secondary Licenses” notice.
Spago4Q is both free and open source software: you can study, use, modify and distribute modified copies of this software under the terms of the Mozilla Public License.
Spago4Q is provided on an "as is" basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. If you wish to have warranties on SpagoBI software, you can have supporting services that are clearly separated from your rights to study, use, modify and distribute modified copies of this software: visit the Support section of Spago4Q project website.


Creative Commons License (CC)

Spago4Q project documentation is free and can be distributed and/or modified according to the Creative Commons license terms applied to each file (usually CC-BY or CC-BY-SA).
For more information on Creative Commons license, please visit the Creative Commons website.


Copyright and laws compliance

Spago4Q software and project documentation are protected by a licence. Anyone who uses and/or contributes to Spago4Q project shall respect the applicable laws and regulations, Spago4Q licenses and the guiding principles for the use of copyrighted material.

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