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Re: [TSVN] More about licenses

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-19 08:55:08 CEST

Simon Large wrote:

> 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.

I think a new subfolder should be enough too. And it shouldn't be that
hard to implement in the installer either.

> 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.

Maybe I can still add this to the about dialog. I'll check if there's
enough room there...

> 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.

That license looks good! I suggest using that one in the installer.


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