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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: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 20:33:27 -0500

I don't find what the COBOL-IT people have done to be suspicious. It's legal and within
the confines of the license. We can't take them to task for following the license.

I am not even taking them to task for not working with us. It is within their rights to
fork the project.

However, it would be BETTER for all of us (them included) if our efforts were combined.
This would save them time, and would keep their compiler in parity with Roger's.

Kind Regards,

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:34 PM, David Essex <address@hidden> wrote:
Mixing GPL open source with other licenses can be done.
However, it generally problematic as the terms and conditions of the GPL
are often violated either by convenience and/or misinterpretation.

I don't agree with your '... offer for the source' interpretation.
But then again I'm not a lawyer specializing in inter-jurisdiction (US
France EU) license issues.

In any case, the approach they have chosen to take seams suspicious.

Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, they did not contribute to the
OC project.

Anyway, my 0.02 Euros worth.

Aoirthoir wrote:
> 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.

Erez Schatz wrote:
> ...
> The full text of the GPL (v.3) is ...
Actually OC is released under the GPL version 2 and LGPL version 2.1.

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