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jqGrid is now Guriddo

December 15th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hello,

There have been a lot of changes in Trirand over the last month that made me reconsider our work. It has been seven and a half years since we have launched the first version of jqGrid Java Script. From the very beginning jqGrid was open source and had the exceptionally liberal MIT license. That enabled many people to participate in the project development and in the same time, a lot of people used it commercially.

The numerous visits and comments, improvements and amendments serve as testament that jqGrid JavaScript is an interesting and promising project and yet we are not able to fulfill completely the users’ needs. Therefore, I decided that the Trirand team should focus exclusively on this project, as well as on the server PHP component.
In order to achieve this, we have to make some significant changes:

  • jqGrid JavaScript shall change its license from MIT/GPL 2 to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License. This means that the code can be seen by everyone but in order to use it commercially, the relevant license has to be paid.
  • The name will be changed – from now on the new name of the project shall be Guriddo jqGrid JavaScript.
  • In order to synchronize these operations, we created the new website guriddo.net. This website shall serve Guriddo jqGrid Java Script and the guriddo PHP components.
  • The existing trirand.net shall serve and develop ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC jqGrid components as a separate subdivision.
  • All the versions of jqGrid to 4.7 (included) are under MIT/GPL v2.0 licenses and they can be used under these licenses.

Any and all existing clients of the PHP component with a valid license shall be served by gurrido.net. All users from http://trirand.com along with the forum are transferred to the new website. The transfer was not an easy feat, so we would like to apologize in advance for any irregularities. As of now trirand.com shall remain as is, as a learning experience.

We hope that with this new beginning, we will be able to make Guriddo jqGrid one of the best grid components.

Sincerely Yours,
Tony Tomov

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  1. Line Yoble
    December 15th, 2014 at 15:04 | #1

    False link above !
    guriddo.net points to gurrido.net

  2. December 15th, 2014 at 15:10 | #2

    Thanks Fixed

  3. Harry. J. Lee
    December 16th, 2014 at 07:36 | #3

    Hi, I have a question.

    We are developing commercial software with jqGrid Javascript,
    It was MIT/GPL License before ( when we downloaded it )
    Is it under MIT/GPL License or Creative Commons Lincese?

  4. December 16th, 2014 at 09:53 | #4

    Hello,

    Thank you for this question.
    The versions prior 4.7 are with MIT/GPL v2 license. The version 4.7 is with Creative Common license.
    This mean that you can use the versions prior to 4.7 with MIT/GPL v2.

    Kind Regards
    Tony

  5. Mike
    December 17th, 2014 at 13:56 | #5

    I thought v4.7 was also with MIT license, since it was released one week before the change in the license type.

  6. Andrus
    December 23rd, 2014 at 01:08 | #6
  7. Afnan
    December 23rd, 2014 at 04:45 | #7

    @tony According to Github source, it’s 4.7.1 that is under different license. Including 4.7.0 and before are MIT/GPL v2.

    References:

    /*
    jqGrid 4.7.0 – jQuery Grid
    Copyright (c) 2008, Tony Tomov, tony@trirand.com
    Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses
    http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
    http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
    Date: 2014-12-08
    */

    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tonytomov/jqGrid/d1f0870c42a36286a40c1c567de4848e442fc4a1/js/minified/jquery.jqGrid.min.js

    /*
    Guriddo jqGrid JS 4.7.1 (2014-12-16)
    Copyright (c) 2008, Tony Tomov, tony@trirand.com

    License: http://guriddo.net/?page_id=103334
    */

    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tonytomov/jqGrid/master/js/minified/jquery.jqGrid.min.js

    Beside this, the owner’s comments must be respected, as the actual effort was by tony. Thanks for wonderful open-source product.

  8. kobukin
    December 25th, 2014 at 06:37 | #8

    @tony According to this comment, The versions prior 4.7 are with MIT/GPL v2 license.
    However, Mention of the MIT/GPL v2 license has disappeared from this page.(http://www.trirand.com/blog/?page_id=400)
    I want to leave MIT/GPL v2 license of the description. Please.

  9. smartcore
    December 30th, 2014 at 17:49 | #9

    I’ve downloaded jQGrid 4.7 on December 15th, it was with MIT/GPL v2 license in the headers. So I think I CAN use it in commercial projects, so I did before. But all future versions, published after Desember 15th will have another licenses

  10. January 5th, 2015 at 16:10 | #10

    Thank you for supporting and improving jqGrid for so long: it’s a great tool.

    I am, however, slightly baffled by the licence change. It appears I can copy and redistribute the code, remix(!) it or build upon it providing I attribute its origins, but I can’t find any clause that grants me the ability to actually _use_ it as-is. Unless “copy” or “build upon” can be taken to mean “download without modification and incorporate in a website”?

    From what I can understand of the legalese (I’m only a lowly programmer), the licence appears to be more geared towards artistic works (yeah yeah, good software is art :-) and the CC themselves don’t advocate CC licences for software: https://wiki.creativecommons.org/FAQ#Can_I_apply_a_Creative_Commons_license_to_software.3F

    Presumably there are no other licences more applicable to software which allow you to still require licensing for commercial use, and that is why you have opted for CC? I’m not complaining about your decision to change the licence, it’s just an observation on its suitability: the licence wording seems a bit incongruous when applied to software.

    Anyway, thanks again for all your hard work on jqGrid and I hope it continues to flourish.

  11. Danny
    January 22nd, 2015 at 18:56 | #11

    Hi, does this version still support jQuery MultiSelect ?

    Thanks,

  12. Danny
    January 22nd, 2015 at 20:32 | #12

    @Danny
    I mean like it used to work with http://www.erichynds.com/blog/jquery-ui-multiselect-widget

    Thank you

  13. aak
    January 28th, 2015 at 16:20 | #13

    Hi,

    Is there a way you can keep the latest version as Creative Commons and the last old version or last two old versions become MIT GPL license? This way you will keep the same MIT GPL license spirit and the world will stay blessed and you too. It’s a humble suggestion and I am sure you will like the idea.

    Thanks

  14. VelikiBeli
    February 20th, 2015 at 17:47 | #14

    Thanks for your efforts so far :)
    Unfortunately I think that people will switch to DataTables, they also have payed options, but through support which is better model by my opinion.
    Anyway, best luck…

  15. February 20th, 2015 at 18:35 | #15

    @VelikiBeli

    Thanks for the wishes and for the good words after this change.
    jqGrid will not have so many users as before, but I want to introduce a qualified support, which is the main base for the good software.
    Too many users involves too many support which at one point will not work if the software is MIT licensed.
    Let see what will be with DataTables after year or two.

    Kind Regards
    Tony

  16. Nirmal
    February 24th, 2015 at 16:00 | #16

    Suppose I have a grid with data in it and there is Find records option that is for searching records based on certain column data. The above works fine. The second scenario would be I want to search record on the above grid data.

    A search on the already searched grid data.

    Is that possible? I am trying to implement it in jqgrid and I am not getting any idea

  17. Chris
    April 29th, 2015 at 16:42 | #17

    Is using JQGrid within the organization considered CC Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License? We are not selling any products to our clients, just using it within the company.

  18. John
    May 21st, 2015 at 13:35 | #18

    Afnan :
    @tony According to Github source, it’s 4.7.1 that is under different license. Including 4.7.0 and before are MIT/GPL v2.
    References:
    /*
    jqGrid 4.7.0 – jQuery Grid
    Copyright (c) 2008, Tony Tomov, tony@trirand.com
    Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses
    http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
    http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
    Date: 2014-12-08
    */
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tonytomov/jqGrid/d1f0870c42a36286a40c1c567de4848e442fc4a1/js/minified/jquery.jqGrid.min.js
    /*
    Guriddo jqGrid JS 4.7.1 (2014-12-16)
    Copyright (c) 2008, Tony Tomov, tony@trirand.com
    License: http://guriddo.net/?page_id=103334
    */
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tonytomov/jqGrid/master/js/minified/jquery.jqGrid.min.js
    Beside this, the owner’s comments must be respected, as the actual effort was by tony. Thanks for wonderful open-source product.

    Can someone clarify this? Thanks

  19. Mogsdad
    May 27th, 2015 at 06:01 | #19

    It links like this is the correct link to use for the MIT-licensed release 4.7. Can you confirm?

    https://github.com/tonytomov/jqGrid/tree/d1f0870c42a36286a40c1c567de4848e442fc4a1

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