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Re: Tramp rclone

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Tramp rclone
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:25:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Richard,

> It doesn't look like software is downloaded from Google Servers in order
> to run rclone. However, I will contact the rclone author for
> clarification.

I've got an answer from the rclone maintainer. Major message:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
rclone is statically linked with all the libraries it needs and
doesn't download any code at runtime.
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

The whole reply is appended.

Best regards, Michael.

--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: rclone license question Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:41:07 +0000 (40 minutes, 35 seconds ago)
On 27/11/18 16:09, Michael Albinus wrote:
> my name is Michael Albinus, I'm one of the Emacs developers.
I'm a grateful emacs user - thank you for your work :-)

> These days
> I'm working on integration of rclone into Emacs Tramp, that means a user
> can access a remote file in the cloud from inside Emacs with the help of
> rclone.

Great :-)

> During my work, the question has been raised, how rclone accesses Google
> Drive (and the other cloud storages in general). The major point is,
> whether this access includes the download of whatever libraries from a
> cloud storage at runtime. This could raise license problems, and maybe
> violates Emacs term of use,
> For Google Drive, I understand that rclone uses the Google Go Standard
> App Environment, which is bundled with the rclone sources. No further
> library download needed at runtime, IIUC.
> Could you pls confirm this? And are there other cloud storages
> integrated in rclone, which would require a library download at runtime?

rclone is statically linked with all the libraries it needs and
doesn't download any code at runtime.

rclone itself is under an MIT licence.  The libraries it uses are
under various Open Source licences and I haven't attempted to
catalogue them before!

I ran this tool (https://github.com/pmezard/licenses) over the source
I've attached the report


Nick Craig-Wood <address@hidden> -- http://www.craig-wood.com/nick

[2. text/plain; rclone-licences.txt]...

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