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Re: Software Subversion

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 07:43:29 -0500

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 7:37 AM, <support_at_avibras.com.br> wrote:
> Good morning,
> I need to know if the software is free Subversion on Windows 2003 and corporate use?
> And as the licensing and done? For machine or User?
> It has a sales representative in Brazil?

There's an old Usenet saying "IANAL", or "I Am Not A Lawyer". I've
been involved in freeware software (such as the GPL licensed gcc
compiler and Linux kernel) and open source (such as Subversion and
Apache) contributor for many years, and have never had problems
tweaking source and giving the source modifications to my clients. I
vastly prefer to publish my modifications: I'm negotiating with a
former employer to do just that, speaking with a human resources
representative today.)

I believe that for basic download and usage you're fine. It's
available from numous repositories in numerous forms for numerous
platforms, and I've never seen or even heard of a license problem.
I've personally installed it on several thousand corporate systems, as
an employee and as a contractor, and it's included free in every
version of Linux I've seen for the last 5 years, and most UNIX
operating systems as well.

If you want corporate support, especially for features like high
availability multi-site services and well integrated access
management, I think you want to talk to the company doing corporate
development for Subversion. That's Wandisco at www.wandisco.com. If
you haven't been using source control or have been using a wildly
different one, then you probably want somone competent and familiar
with it to help you get your workflow and policies and the technical
details to support them laid out. A corporate resource (or a
consultant like me, since I'm available until my next role) can be

> Thank you,
> Roberto Revilla
> Tecnologia da Informação
> Avibras Ind. Aeroespacial S/A
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> -----Mensagem original-----
> De: Nico Kadel-Garcia [mailto:nkadel_at_gmail.com]
> Enviada em: sexta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2012 AVIBRAS - 12:12
> Para: Attila Kinali
> Cc: support_at_avibras.com.br; users_at_subversion.apache.org
> Assunto: Re: Software Subversion
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 10:01 AM, Attila Kinali <attila_at_kinali.ch> wrote:
>> On Fri, 3 Feb 2012 12:39:18 -0300
>> <support_at_avibras.com.br> wrote:
>>> Boa tarde,
>>> Preciso saber se o software Subversion é free para Windows 2003 e uso corporativo?
>> Ich will ja nicht unhöflich sein, aber Englisch ist sonst die Sprache
>> der Wahl, wenn man international kommuniziert. Auf Protugisisch wirst
>> du leider nicht viel erfolg haben.
>> Other than that issue, subversion is GPL and it's restrictions apply.
>> You can find ample descriptions how these apply to comercial enviroments.
>> Just google for them.
> No, it's an Apache license:
>     http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/LICENSE
>     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
> This kind of license does allow Wandisco to add proprietary features and publish them without source code. For typical use and development, it's not been a big deal, as most folks publish their modifications anyway. They're just not *compelled* to publish modification source code to go with modification binaries, as they would be with a GPL.
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