By default civix generate:module will create an extension licensed with AGPL-3.0. How would one go about changing that default to something else, say, GPL-3.0?

Edit: I'm aware of the --license argument, but to clarify, I'm looking to change the default license permanently, so that I would have e.g. GPL-3.0 on all future invocations of civix generate:module, without additional arguments.

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I believe you can use any of the licenses in https://github.com/totten/license-data/blob/master/index.csv, which is used by civix.

In your case, just add --license=GPL-3.0 to the command.

It looks like you may be able to set a value in ~/.civix/civix.ini to provide a local default: https://github.com/totten/civix/blob/v16.03.2/src/CRM/CivixBundle/Command/InitCommand.php#L118

  • Thanks, Andrew. I should have been more specific, in that I'm looking to change the default setting permanently, not just override it on a per-use basis. I've edited the question.
    – TwoMice
    Sep 1, 2016 at 23:41
  • Sorry for misunderstanding--added something that should help.
    – Andie Hunt
    Sep 1, 2016 at 23:49
  • OK, I had to upgrade civix, but that was easy enough. Thanks!
    – TwoMice
    Sep 2, 2016 at 0:03

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