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Re: Redistributing TortoiseMerge and TortoiseIDiff in commercial application

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-30 11:23:39 CET

Vinay Gandhi wrote:
> Thank you for clarifying the license and workaround for the problem.
> In this situation,
> Q1. Is it possible for us to create a separate install (e.g. TortoiseCompare) containing only
> 1. TortoiseIMerge
> 2. TortoiseIDiff
> 3. Required dlls
> and host it on our website with link to TortoiseSVN website.

That would be possible. But I would recommend you wait until TSVN 1.5 is
released, because by then I'll also provide statically linked versions
of TortoiseMerge and TortoiseIDiff (those won't need any dll's to work).

> Q2. If we are allowed to host the install "TortoiseCompare" on our website, will it be possible to invoke "TortoiseCompare"
> installer from our commerical application installer? The commerical application installer will download and configure it
> automatically during its own install.

I'm not sure I will provide a separate installer for the compare tools.
The static builds are standalone and work without installing.
But you can of course automatically configure your application to use
those tools if they're installed on the system.

About downloading the tools automatically from your own installer, I'm
not sure the GPL allows that - but I'm not a lawyer. Let's just say that
you would be in a slightly grey area here and you might get some angry
mails from users (in my experience, some users get really angry when
they discover a GPL application in a commercial application).

What kind of commercial application are you talking about here? Do you
have a link so we can check it out?


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