In regard to the question of running Jasper Reports on IBM i, I came across
some posts in midrange archives indicating that some are doing that, in
conjunction with Tomcat application server. The IBM i platform is not
specifically supported by Jaspersoft, according to their web site.
In regard to the community edition license, which is free, that is geared
for producers of open source software who wish to include the community
edition in their offering. It's not appropriate for inhouse or commercial
applications. The Jaspersoft web site clarifies that:
-Community Edition is licensed under the highly restrictive GNU Affero
General Public License v.3 (“AGPL 3”)
-User must make or offer to make the source code available under the AGPL 3
-User’s proprietary code is placed at risk, as the obligation to make
source code available under the AGPL 3 may extend to the user’s proprietary
-In a notable difference from the standard GNU General Public License, the
obligation to make source code available under the AGPL 3 may extend to the
user’s proprietary software, even when the Community Edition is included as
part of a hosted offering and is not distributed by the user
-The AGPL 3 does not include support, maintenance, warranties, or
I suspect that a lot of users are not in compliance with the license. Most
should be paying for a commercial license which is priced per core.
My company responds to student information system RFP requests, which often
petition for ad-hoc reporting capabilities. I wondered if we might offer
the Community Edition in connection with our offering, but the license is
evidently not amenable to that.
ReportBro is licensed similarly.
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