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Re: VisualSVN GPL Violation on TSVN?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-05 18:29:37 CEST

Thomas Hruska wrote:

> 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

That's not a violation. The icons have their own license. We changed the
license of the icons to make it possible for other applications to use
them, so that (all?) Subversion clients can use the same icons for the
same actions and therefore provide a common look.

> 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:
> http://www.visualsvn.com/roadmap.html
> 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.

What do you mean with no-no?


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