Athon Solo wrote:the convinience, the extra bug fixes i put, the subtle improvements...
pas_moi wrote:Athon Solo wrote:the convinience, the extra bug fixes i put, the subtle improvements...
Errr, the sources are GPL. If you ditribute a binary version of a modified GPL software, your clients must have a free (as in free beer) way to get the sources.
laca wrote:however, when i read this post i got troubled. what the hell does "extra bugfixes and subtle improvements" mean??! EXTRA?! all those extra bugfixes and subtle improvements HAVE TO BE accessible to all. period. there's no way around this if u want to keep the GPL licensing.
Khisanth wrote:Any windows specific bug fix would be extra as it is only required for this ONE
platform. Subtle improvements as in he is adding more things to xchat and
not just fixing bugs. Got problems caused by gtk/glib libraries? Need to fix
those too. This is why simply having someone else do the compiles as people
suggested is not a workable solution. zed would still be stuck with those. This
isn't really ever going to end until zed drops all of xchat. As in
completely abandon it. Sure someone else might take over but I for one
definitely won't continue using it in that case.
Khisanth wrote:Note: Using 'u' to mean 'you' is a quick way to make people lose respect
for you and lets not forget the whiny little kid appearence it adds.
Malnilion wrote:Ummmm, guys, stop bitching now about not being able to have the "official" build for free. If you really cared at all, (or knew what you were talking about) you would quickly realize the miracle of cvs. All those little bug fixes and improvements are included in the sources in cvs. If you care so much about those bugfixes and improvements, compile the damned cvs sources yourself.
Malnilion wrote:Personally, zed, I have no qualms with charging people for official builds if it helps keep xchat going at all. Thanks for a great multi-platform IRC client.
Malnilion wrote:EDIT: [rant] To put it blunt, YES, FOR GOD'S SAKE YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE SOURCES. NOTHING IS BEING KEPT FROM YOU. THERE HAS BEEN NO INFRINGEMENT OF THE GPL.[/rant]
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