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Re: VisualSVN GPL Violation on TSVN?

From: Thomas Hruska <thruska_at_cubiclesoft.com>
Date: 2006-09-05 17:47:12 CEST

George Marselis wrote:
>> This is a Semi-Off-Topic because VisualSVN is built on top of TSVN.
>> #1: VisualSVN - Finally Feel-Good Visual Studio Plugin for
>> Subversion
>> <http://codebetter.com/blogs/scott.bellware/archive/2006/09/02
>> /VisualSVN-_2D00_-Finally-Feel_2D00_Good-Visual-Studio-Plugin-
>> for-Subversion.aspx>
>> #2: VisualSVN does Transparent SVN Rename
>> <http://codebetter.com/blogs/scott.bellware/archive/2006/09/03
>> /148904.aspx>
>> Best regards,
>> Fernando Nájera
> Senior, does that software come with source code? Cuz if it doesn't, it's
> violating TSVN copyright and the GPL since it's explicitly based on TSVN.

I've done the sensible thing and e-mailed the company's developers and
they will hopefully clear up any questions we have. From what I can
tell, the icons have been swiped from TSVN but that is the only
_apparent_ GPL violation. However, it is quite probable that parts of
the TSVN source were swiped to quickly piece together the drop-down menu
(and any associated dialogs).

NOTE: I am just making observations based on the screenshots and the
changelog. The developers released v1.0 a little over a month ago and
the only changes in subsequent releases have been just to fix a couple
minor fringe cases. Look at v2.0:


Not sure what "Native UI" means and how it differs from the 1.0
approach, but if they are planning on swiping the source from TSVN,
that's a no-no.

Thomas Hruska
CubicleSoft President
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