What good is VNC's GPL?
yury "at" s-code.com
Mon Apr 4 14:45:01 2005
So called "Bob Smith" you have been told already that the control is a wrapper
(set of hooks around TightVNC files) - so it doesn't violetes GPL.
had enough with you - "Bob Smith" and that's the last time myself or Adam is
answering to your emails.
"Bob Smith" keep looking for download, I wish you a
long life so you could wait forever.
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Bob Smith <sendjunkmailshere "at" gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 5:54 AM
To: James Weatherall <jnw "at" realvnc.com>
Subject: Re: What good is VNC's GPL?
I just had another direct email from Adam asking me for personal
and telling me that they still refuse to hand out the
source code because
they disagree with what you just said.
Now, this is no longer a matter of
me wanting the ActiveX control but
a matter of principle. I really don't want
the control that badly but
if someone is going to steal an open source
product like this, base a
company around it, and turn away abruptly those
that ask for the
source, I believe that the issue needs to be dealt with
this sort of thing will go crazy and the GPL will be worthless.
Smartcode, When can I look forward to the download of the source code?
really have nothing against your company and I think that your
be great if it was just open source like it is supposed
On Apr 4,
2005 6:00 AM, James Weatherall wrote:
> 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.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > 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
> > 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
> > is about the best I can give you. The difficulty we have
> > these questions comes from how far we must answer them.
> > a few people try to ask questions to reveal how our
> > works. So it is difficult for us to answer more than
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