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Re: bundling software with TSVN?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 16:14:45 +0100

Alexander Klenin wrote:

> Well, I am sorry for going off-topic, but the above statement is,
> to the best of my knowledge, not correct.
> The GPL does not (and does not intend to) prevent anybody from making money
> using others' work. In fact, any company can happily
> distribute TortoiseSVN for a fee and build any products it wish
> based on it.
> The only requirement is to publish a complete source code
> for the resulting product along with it's binary form.
> So I am fairly confident in my basics understanding, please correct
> me if I am wrong.
> Let me paraphrase in yet another way: what would you say if
> the company asking you to include toolbar just did that themselves
> and started to distribute the result?
> Would not it be a GPL violation? I think it would.

Hmm - if you put it that way, I think you're right.


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