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AW: Software Subversion

From: Markus Schaber <m.schaber_at_3s-software.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:52:54 +0000

Hi, Nico,

Von: Nico Kadel-Garcia [mailto:nkadel_at_gmail.com]
>> Other than that issue, subversion is GPL and it's restrictions apply.
> No, it's an Apache license:

That's true for current SVN releases, older ones (before the migration to Apache.org) came with a different (but equally "free") license.

But keep in mind that Subversion (and their language bindings or distribution forms) include/need a bunch of 3rd party libraries which come with other licenses. Here's the list of licenses we have to obey for SharpSVN, with a short categorization by me (IANAL!):

Subversion itself, APR, APR-Utils, Serf, SharpSVN: Apache License 2.0

Cyrus SASL: Free license with Attribution clause

Neon: GNU LGPL V2.0

OpenSSL: Free license with kind of advertising clause and attribution clause

PuTTY: (Brought in e. G. by SharpSVN in the default build): Free license.

ZLib: Free license

Berkeley DB Library: We patched that one out of our build, as its clause 3 states: "Redistributions in any form must be accompanied by information on how to obtain complete source code for the DB software and any accompanying software that uses the DB software. [...]" This clause was interpreted by our lawyers as a GPL-Like obligation to open our complete source code to our customers.

Best regards

Markus Schaber

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