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RE: JavaSVN license [OT]

From: Alexander Kitaev <alex_at_tmate.org>
Date: 2005-10-25 14:53:47 CEST

Thanks Malcolm,

I will consider chaning this point in the license for the next version.

Alexander Kitaev,
TMate Software,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Malcolm Rowe [mailto:malcolm-svn-dev@farside.org.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 14:49
> To: Alexander Kitaev
> Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: JavaSVN license [OT]
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 09:48:58AM -0700, Alexander Kitaev
> (sent by Nabble.com) wrote:
> > I'm not sure whether it is GPL-compatible (as it doesn't
> require users
> > to license their code under GPL), but new JavaSVN license is very
> > similar to "SleepyCat" license, that is OSI-approved open source
> > license (see http://www.opensource.org/licenses/sleepycat.php ).
> The JavaSVN license requires that you also distribute source
> for not only the software that uses the JavaSVN library, but
> also the source code for "any accompanying software that uses
> the software that uses JavaSVN".
> Apart from being completely unclear (there's no definition of
> what the first mention of 'uses' might mean; the second is
> fairly well understood by reference to derivative works),
> it's also way beyond what the GPL requires, and is most
> definitely not GPL compatible.
> Regards,
> Malcolm

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