[Box Backup] Box Backup licensing

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Fri Jan 22 13:56:47 GMT 2010


On Do, Jan 21, 2010 at 23:18:43 (CET), Chris Wilson wrote:

> The proposal was:
>
> GPL for the backup parts of Box Backup:
>
> bin/bbackupctl
> bin/bbackupd
> bin/bbackupobjdump
> bin/bbackupquery
> bin/bbstoreaccounts
> bin/bbstored
> bin/s3simulator
> lib/backupclient
> lib/backupstore
> test/backupdiff
> test/backupstore
> test/backupstorefix
> test/backupstorepatch
> test/bbackupd
> contrib/bbadmin
> contrib/bbreporter
> contrib/cygwin
> contrib/debian
> contrib/mac_osx
> contrib/redhat
> contrib/rpm
> contrib/solaris
> contrib/suse
> contrib/windows
> distribution/boxbackup
>
> BSD 3-clause (no advertising clause) for everything else:
>
> lib/common
> lib/compress
> lib/crypto
> lib/httpserver
> lib/intercept
> lib/raidfile
> lib/server
> lib/win32
> test/basicserver
> test/common
> test/compress
> test/crypto
> test/httpserver
> test/raidfile
> test/win32
> infrastructure
>
> The advertising clause will *no longer apply* to future releases.

This means that binary distributions (like binary packages in fedora,
debian or ubuntu) of boxbackup will be under the terms of both the BSD
and GPL license at the same time, is that correct?

How will the boxbackup binary itself advertise its licensing? What
copyright reproducing and/or license statements would those binary
distribution packages need to accompany?


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Gruesse/greetings,
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4



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