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

From: Joseph James Frantz (Aoirthoir)
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] Another open source cobol
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 04:34:28 -0500

Since OC is GPL V2, they are compliant. If it were v3, then they would have to provide
a link to the source in the same way they did the binary. Not just, on request.

As far as the customer version, they still have to provide code upon request, if they distribute
the binary. If they do not, well that's another case. However, they also cannot sign NDAs
or other agreements preventing the customer from asking for code.

To be able to answer if they are compliant with the customer version, we'd have to know
just what that version is, and what are they distributing.

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 7:10 PM, David Essex <address@hidden> wrote:
First let me say that I have no issues open, closed source or
intermixing the two.

Erez Schatz wrote:
> ...
> For the record, this is, indeed, fully complient with the GPL license.

I'm not a lawyer, but in my view, the terms 'freely available' and 'upon
an email request' are subject to interpretation.

Secondly, according to the post on the OC forum by 'The COBOL-IT Staff',
 > We have thoroughly debugged and now support our version of VBISAM
VBISAM is distributed under the LGPL license.

Version '1.2.6' includes the VC library 'vbisam20.lib', but no source
code or link. Is this fully compliant with the LGPL license ?

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