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Like to understand the Mobile App Licensing

 
Picture of Sudhakar Periyaswamy
Like to understand the Mobile App Licensing
 

Hi Team,


I understand that, the answer for this topic would have already there.

However, for a double check, i'm posting it again.


We are learning consulting and solution based company. We are planning to use Moodle Mobile app and do few customization and rebranding. Once i'm done with this can i re-sell this app as my own app or should i get some additional documentation from moodle ?


Please do help me on this..


Thanks in adavance

 
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Picture of Dan Marsden
Re: Like to understand the Mobile App Licensing
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Generally forums are a bad place to ask for legal advice - especially when it comes to selling services based on code copyrighted/trademarked/written by someone else.


If you plan to sell Moodle services you should look at becoming a Moodle Partner. This allows you to use the Moodle trademarks to sell services.

If you want to pass the Moodle app off as your own work and generate income from it without being a Moodle Partner - that sounds pretty dodgy and no one here can support or help you with this.

 
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Picture of Peter X
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Hello Dan,

Why are "forums a bad place to ask for legal advice - especially when it comes to selling services based on code copyrighted/trademarked/written by someone else."?

What exactly is dodgy with his idea to customize and rebrand the app? 

Unfortunately I do not know the answer to this question (related to the app), otherwise I would help.

Peter
 
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Picture of Dan Marsden
Re: Like to understand the Mobile App Licensing
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When looking for legal advice you should consult a lawyer - not ask a community of people that all have very different views, are from different jurisdictions, have different interpretations and understandings of open source licences etc etc.

Moodle is also covered by trademarks which have restricted uses:
https://moodle.com/trademarks/

If you want to make $$ off selling Moodle services, you should investigate becoming a Moodle partner.

 
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Picture of Peter X
Re: Like to understand the Mobile App Licensing
 

I still don't get your point why someone could not ask an open source license related question on moodle.org  I also doubt that no one in the community has an answer to this question.

What do you mean with  "If you want to make $$ off selling Moodle services, you should investigate becoming a Moodle partner."  and why are you saying so?





 
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Thank you, Dan! I appreciate your quick answer. I will try Poof and let you know how it worked.

 
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Picture of Mark Johnson
Re: Like to understand the Mobile App Licensing
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To answer your question, the Moodle app is open source under the Apache License 2.0, which does allow you to sell your own version of the app without seeking any additional permission from Moodle HQ.

However, as Dan mentions you can't use the Moodle trademark in your app without being a Moodle partner, so you'd have to remove all Moodle branding.  I'd follow his advice and consult a lawyer who specialises in copyright and trademark law before going any further.

 
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