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Re: Shipping a binary version of svnmerge.py under Windows

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-05-21 02:11:12 CEST

On 5/19/06, Giovanni Bajo <rasky@develer.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I was wondering if it would make sense to ship a binary version of svnmerge.py
> in the Windows binary pack. I can easily provide a standalone executable that
> works without Python installed. But I have no clue how the packaging process
> works, so if there is agreement that this is a good thing to do, I would need
> instructions on how to proceed to make it happen (too late for 1.4.0?)

I'm not overly thrilled with the idea of shipping a GPLed script in
our installer. At this point, all the functionality we ship is under
a BSDish license (well, with the exception of the bdb filesystem, but
you can leave that out), if we start shipping svnmerge.py all of a
sudden part of the functionality is is only available if you're ok
with the GPL. It's one thing to have contrib scripts that are GPL,
another to include it in the installer, IMO.

-garrett

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