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Willi Burkhardt
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Licenses

Post by Willi Burkhardt »

Hi all. It looks like I have the honor to post the first "user post" to this form, so let's make it a really important issue:

Licesnses

I came across this subject when I tried to install Diamond the first time and the installer was not showing me the usual GPL/LGPL license stuff but telling me "WARINING: This program is protected by international copyright law and treaties." After this, I started looking around on the webpage but did not find any mention of a license.

I think this is important. You should be very up-front with the licenses. With CopperSpice it is pretty clear. As this is forked from a LGPL project, I assume that the licence will continue to be LGPL. But the other (sub-)projects Peppermill, Doxypress, Diamond and Kitchensink unclear I.e. the license is not visible before actually downloading any of these sources.

barbara
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Re: Licenses

Post by barbara »

Thank you so much for posting and letting us know about the license issue. We have added a notation on the binary download page. I will also update the installer to show the license.

Just letting you know we planning an update of Diamond on July 15.

marlowa
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Re: Licenses

Post by marlowa »

I think this shows that the license that applies to Diamond and indeed Copperspice and its child projects, should be more prominent. I had to google to find https://www.copperspice.com/docs/cs_overview/main-cs-license.html. There's nothing in the menu on the main page and nothing in https://www.copperspice.com/documentation.html.

Perhaps it's time to start an FAQ whose link is visible from the main page, even if the only item in the FAQ is "what is the license".

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