What good is VNC's GPL?
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Mon Apr 4 11:02:00 2005
Since the ActiveX control is a work derived from the TightVNC Viewer, and
since TightVNC is based upon the standard VNC Viewer 3.3.5, the ActiveX
control must also be provided under the terms of the GPL.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
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> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On Behalf Of Adam Moore
> Sent: 04 April 2005 03:56
> To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: Re: What good is VNC's GPL?
> Our product is a wrapper around the TightVNC code. Before the ViewerX
> development had been started, we were aware about circumstances of
> using GPLed code. And since the intention was to build a commercial
> component, we decided to make it GPL savvy and build a wrapper. That
> is about the best I can give you. The difficulty we have answering
> these questions comes from how far we must answer them. Unfortunately
> a few people try to ask questions to reveal how our proprietary code
> works. So it is difficult for us to answer more than that.