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Re: Issue #1559 - Windows Service needed server side for svnserve

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-02-02 19:03:38 CET

Jostein Chr. Andersen wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 February 2005 16.50, Max Bowsher wrote:
> ...
>>> This is what I'll do:
>>> * Include Magnus Norddahl's SVN Service Wrapper for Windows
>>> (SVNService) with the installer.
>> I would suggest that SVNService should go into contrib/, be built as
>> part of the standard Windows build, and then be built into the
>> installer from there, rather than be an installer-only thing.
> Good idea, but I'm not sure that the contents of SVNService.zip is public
> domain enought (however, I think the binary is safe).
> A Microsoft copyright notice occurs (C 1993-1997)in the heading of
> service.h. and service.c (wich is a modified MS file). Is service.c
> something we are aloved to have in the contrib area? service.h should
> not be any problem, it's a VC compiler related include file if I recall
> right.

I previously took the web page at face value.
Now I have examined the copyright headers, I (personally) feel that the
legal status of this code is sufficiently dubious that it is not suitable
for distribution in either source *or* binary forms in *any* way from

> 3) Would 'contrib/win-svnservice' be ok in the trunk?

I'd be happy with 'contrib/windows-service' for a legally suitable piece of


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