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Re: [open-cobol-list] Another open source cobol

From: Domain Admin
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] Another open source cobol
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 13:13:00 -0500


We compared the latest copy which they sent us in email. Those files they changed,
they are most welcome to add their copyright notice to. However, those that are
unchanged, except for reformatting of the code, they do not own copyrights on, so
it is disingenuous to modify the copyright statement in those files.

As far as getting the source code, they only have to make an offer for the source. So
not sending it out with the binary is acceptable.

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:54 AM, David Essex <address@hidden> wrote:
I found the SF [2] site by accident, while searching SF for COBOL projects.

I became aware that parts of COBOL-IT [1] are derived from some version
OC when I downloaded the documentation from the SF site.

What I was trying to point out is that the official COBOL-IT web site
does not have a link (unless I missed it) to the SF site, and vice versa.

btiffin wrote on the OC forum:

> Hiding the COBOL-IT 1.2.9 source code behind a "send us an email"
> ...

aoirthoir wrote:

> Yes. Folks should check the forums.
> But it is simply OpenCobol under a new name.
> A diff will reveal that some files have NOT CHANGED AT ALL,
> except for the addition of their copyright notice.
> ...

Which versions did you compare ?
The SF (version '1.2.6'), email (version '1.2.9' ?) or the one which
came with the product purchase (required to be GPL/LGPL compliant).
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