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Re: [TSVN] To GPL or not to GPL

From: Rainer Müller <mueller_rainer_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2005-08-21 15:45:02 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:
> Never heard of violations? Just google for "GPL violation", and you'll
> find some very interesting stuff. The most prominent example being
> CherryOS:
> http://www.drunkenblog.com/drunkenblog-archives/000501.html
> Oh, and btw that company is doing it again:
> http://www.drunkenblog.com/drunkenblog-archives/000534.html#vx30evidence

Oh damn, what did I write? Now after a fast google search I remember tons of
cases I already heard of. The popular Miranda IM was also ripped off.
Note to myself: google first :-)

> So as you can see, no matter what license you choose, bad guys always
> will steal your work. But with a GPL, you keep the good guys from using
> it too because they're using another OS license (e.g. Apache license).

Hm, that's really complicated. But who will use the TSVN source code under
another license?

Rainer

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