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Re: New entry in the SVN related tool list

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 10:58:02 -0500

Intland Software <marketing_at_intland.com> writes:
>> Just curious, what is the license on CB MR? I can see that it is a free
> > download, but is it also "free" as in free (open source) software?
>
> Great question!
> *It is free to download, to use, to copy, to share, to distribute.*
> Parts of the source code are open as well (wiki plugins and remote
> clients, for instance), but the core is closed source. This is simply
> because the same core is also used in our commercial offerings, and
> our commercial license doesn't (currently!) allow publishing the
> complete code. We are currently in the midst of rethinking our
> licensing scheme in general, to make things more liberal or to set up
> some kind of a dual license.

Thanks for clarifying. The entry should say "free-of-charge but closed
source" or something like that (the default for that page is open
source, so when something isn't, it should indicate so).

> We are looking, however, for opportunities to make codeBeamer MR more
> accessible for the SVN community, if you guys find it useful. Any idea
> where and how to approach the distribution maintainers?

You're in the right place. I used to commit stuff like this a lot, but
I haven't been active for a while and don't know what conventions may
have sprung up in the meantime, so I'm not going to commit it myself.
However, you might want to repost with "[PATCH]" in the subject line,
and a rewritten entry indicating the licensing, and then the patch
manager will (I hope) see it and Do The Right Thing.

Best,
-Karl

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