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Re: bundling software with TSVN?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:50:42 +0100

Alexander Klenin wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 11:22 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I think I asked the wrong question last time. Of course you're all
>> against bundling anything with TSVN. Heck, I remember people complaining
>> that we 'bundled' TortoiseMerge. And considering that I was asking about
>> bundling something *unrelated* to TSVN I should have known your answer.
>> So, let me rephrase the question:
>> Assuming we would include some commercial toolbar in the TSVN installer
>> (*not* spy/mal/adware, so stop calling it that) and that the
>> installation of the toolbar would be optional: would you stop using TSVN?
> Stop using -- no, I have no problems with using "non-free" programs.
> Stop contributing -- yes, since the overall license will be unclear.
> (surely it could not be GPL without the source for the additional toolbar).
> But it can be fixed easily by re-licensing to LGPL.

What has the license of our sourcecode to do with this? TSVN is
independent, has its own license. We can bundle commercial parts if we
like - the other way around would be a problem though, but not this.


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