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Re: bundling software with TSVN?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 15:21:24 +0100

Alexander Klenin wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 11:50 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 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.
> Well, you (or more generally the "TortoiseSVN Project")
> will be distributing some product (TSVN+toolbar) in the binary form.
> This product will be, obviously, derived from GPL software (TSVN)

Please have a look in your dictionary about the term "derived".
Bundling something is not the same as deriving. We don't even *link*
(neither statically nor dynamically) link to it, nor does the toolbar to


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