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redgate



Joined: 09 Apr 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:59 am    Post subject: Clear license violation on Cecil and Log4Net Reply with quote

Dear Sir / Madam

What you are doing is a clear license violation on project(s)

- Cecil
- Log4Net

Please read carefully the appropriate licenses and immediately remove the parts of these projects from your distribution.

...or did you think you will make money from others community contributed work?...

With these steps you've just done you are out of the community for a while.

Best Regards
One member of the community
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mb



Joined: 04 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you be more explicit about what the violations are?
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redgate



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am glad to... however it is pretty obvious for the community.

Cecil is under MIT/X11 which means any work uses it must under the same license and include the exact same license text. Part of license text:

...Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software...

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mb



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a copy of Reflector anymore, but my recollection is that the Cecil copyright/notice is part of the Reflector installation. That's all that the license requires.

From Cecil's FAQ:

Quote:
Can I use Cecil is my closed source proprietary application?

Short answer: yes. You can read Cecilís License.


Cecil's license page says:

Quote:
The MIT/X11 is a permissive license, which is GPL compatible, and allows usage within proprietary software as long as this license is distributed along with the software.
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MulleDK19



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, to actually break Cecil's license, .NET Reflector would have to actually use Cecil.
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mb



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

MulleDK19 wrote:
Also, to actually break Cecil's license, .NET Reflector would have to actually use Cecil.


Hmm - interesting (a little bit anyway). Reflector had the Cecil license file in its installation. I guess I just assumed that meant it used Cecil. In any case, I don't have a Reflector install at the moment, so I can't recheck (not that it really matters).
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MulleDK19



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

mb wrote:
MulleDK19 wrote:
Also, to actually break Cecil's license, .NET Reflector would have to actually use Cecil.


Hmm - interesting (a little bit anyway). Reflector had the Cecil license file in its installation. I guess I just assumed that meant it used Cecil. In any case, I don't have a Reflector install at the moment, so I can't recheck (not that it really matters).


.NET Reflector only references log4net. Which it includes the license notice for (See log4net_LICENSE.txt). So that renders this topic invalid.
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