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Re: Redistributing TortoiseMerge and TortoiseIDiff in commercial application

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-11-10 18:51:32 CET

On 23/10/2007, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> Vinay Gandhi wrote:
> > Hello TortoiseSVN Team,
> >
> > We are a regular user of TortoiseSVN and SVN subversion control system.
> > We use TortoiseMerge for comparing text files under revision control
> > system. Our company has developed a program which can integrate external
> > "compare" programs in our application. We are looking for text and image
> > compare program to integrate with our application so that customers do
> > not have to download and manually configure them. It would be very nice
> > if we can distribute compare programs preconfigured.
> >
> > We do not link with external program such as TortoiseMerge and
> > TortoiseIDiff.
> >
> > As these products are available under GPL licenses, we were thinking if
> > it is possible to distribute these two programs to our customers
> > preconfigured within our commercial applications.
> I'm sorry, but the GPL clearly states that distributing applications
> under GPL bundled with commercial applications is not allowed.

Which part of the GPL prohibits that? I thought it would be allowed
under the 'mere aggregation' clause.


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