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RE: [BUG] TortoiseSVN installer - GPL is not an EULA

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:39:42 +0000

> There is one problem: a dialog box is presented requiring to accept
> GPL license before the software can be installed. This is misleading
> and incorrect use of GPL.

I think you might have misunderstood. (Or I have missed something here.) You are not required to accept the GPL license before installing, you are required to accept the TSVN EULA.

This is the text in the current version:

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Copyright (C) 2003-2011 - Stefan Küng

TortoiseSVN is free. You don't have to pay for it, and you can use it any way you want. It is developed as an Open Source project under the GNU General Public License (GPL). That means you have full access to the source code of this program. You can find it on our website at http://tortoisesvn.net

Should you wish to modify or redistribute this program, or any part of it, you should read the full terms and conditions set out in the license agreement before doing so. A copy of the license is available on our website.

If you simply wish to install and use this software, you need only be aware of the disclaimer conditions in the license, which are set out below.


Because the program is licensed free of charge, there is no warranty for the program, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Except when otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the program "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the program prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.

In no event unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing will any copyright holder, or any other party who may modify and/or redistribute the program as permitted above, be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the program (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program to operate with any other programs), even if such holder or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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You can find the "source code" of the EULA here: http://code.google.com/p/tortoisesvn/source/browse/trunk/src/TortoiseSVNSetup/include/TSVN_eula.rtf



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