What good is VNC's GPL?
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Sat Apr 2 21:35:01 2005
Just to clear one thing up, since I don't have time right this instant to
answer these questions fully:
Adam Moore is neither employed nor affiliated to RealVNC Ltd., and is
therefore an inappropriate contact for matters relating to VNC or other
products of RealVNC Ltd.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On
Behalf Of Adam Moore
Sent: 02 April 2005 16:56
To: Bob Smith; vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
Subject: Re: What good is VNC's GPL?
Ok I am going to respond to you Mr. "Smith". We have not responded to you
because we feel you are actually not "Bob Smith". After doing some research
your business does not exist. We have a guess of who you are. We are
pretty sure you are someone who continually barrages our product with
threats and posts in OUR forums telling people how bad our product is. Your
website continually tries to disparage our product when we have done nothing
to you. We are trying to conduct a business without trying to stoop to your
level. Truthfully your facts need to be straight. RealVNC has not
contacted us. We have tried contacting them, but they are probably too
busy. If they were to contact us we would be happy to get into a discussion
with them about our product. What it comes down to sir is that it is really
none of your business the tactics that RealVNC takes. It is up to them and
they will decide what they want to do with their product. This is a list
for helping people with problems and that is what we have tried to do. I
would appreciate it if you would keep posts here to that topic. This will
be the last time I will respond to you about this matter. If you have
anything that has to do with problems with RealVNC in itself I will be more
than happy to assist you.
I have to apologize again to this list for errant traffic that really
doesn't have to do with this list.
Public Relations Coordinator
SmartCode Solutions, VNC Manager
Adam_Moore "at" S-code.com
On Apr 2, 2005 6:21 AM, Bob Smith <sendjunkmailshere "at" gmail.com> wrote:
> I've posted to this list numerous times and I've asked the company
> that uses VNC source code to create their own ActiveX control both in
> public here and in personal emails. All that I want is compliance
> with the GPL so that I can have the source code to their ActiveX
> The guys at realVNC seem not to mind that they are not releasing the
> source code. Does this mean that VNC code is a free for all, now? Are
> we all allowed to copy as much of it as we want and sell it as our own
> product with no risk of legal action?
> I wanted to make a free website that all of us could have found very
> usefull but I need that source code to do it. Smartcode has ignored
> every request both here in the list and in documented emails. This is
> in direct violation of the GPL. I am on the east coast of the USA so
> there's very little that I can do to a single code theif in Singapore
> (the guy behind smart code) but this is the time for the authors at
> Real VNC to either stand up for the GPL or just release the code as
> freely copyable.
> You can't selectively enforce the GPL and expect it to hold any weight
> in the courts. I know the the guys at smartcode monitor this list
> becase I see them posting here often. There are a few other
> "companies" that are stealing VNC code and reselling it as their own,
> also. Can I just rename key function names and call it my own
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