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[TSVN] More about licenses

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-08-18 23:01:12 CEST

Hi folks,

I have been checking through the license files of all the major
components we use (the ones listed in the about box).

[additional conditions]
Subversion - Apache 1.1 style [ L A ]
APR - Apache 2.0 [ L ]
BerkeleyDB - BSD style [ L ]
Neon - LGPL [ ? ]
OpenSSL - Apache 1.1 style [ L A ]
ZLib - Zlib special [ ]

L = License must be included with binary distribution
A = Attribution required with distribution

So, we should be including several more license files in our
distribution. I suggest adding a 'Licenses' subfolder to our end-user
install folder and put them all in there.

The OpenSSL license includes an attribution clause:
  Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following
  acknowledgment:
  "This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project
  for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/)"

It doesn't actually say where we should put that acknowledgement. In
theory, just providing the license file which itself includes those
words would be sufficient, although not really in keeping with the
spirit of what they ask. Putting it in the About dialog is probably
unnecessary, but I could add it to the docs.

For the 'I accept' box in our installer, I think we should use the
disclaimer clauses from the GPL, preceded by a brief explanation of the
license. An updated rtf file is attached for review.

Simon

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