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Magnus
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2003 10:40 Post subject: GPL violation? Reply with quote

Hi,
a new p2p GUI called eetee (http://www.eetee.com/) appears to use jmule (look at the p2p.jar file), but its license is quite far from being GPL compatible (a run-of-the-mill proprietary one).
Does anyone here know if they have obtained a separate license from the developer from this, or are they violating the copyright?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2003 14:48 Post subject: Reply with quote

No, they haven't obtained a separate license from the developer from this.
How did you noticed eetee using jmule code without redistributing source code at all?

ps. I have no Mac so it was bit difficult for me to get the p2p.jar out of the dmg file, but yes you are rigth they use jmule classes from release 0.02.3. It is unstable and outdated (will not work very well in emule mode with new eserver).

pps. There are also lots of other GPL p2p software in p2p.jar. I think the "eetee" people do not care about GPL at all.
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emarant
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2003 16:24 Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, they have version 1.0 also as jar file.
It still contains GPL covered software. And not only jMule class files.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:59 Post subject: Reply with quote

It can be a good idea to contact other GPLised projects included into eetee to coordinate efforts to regulized that situation....
icon_eek.gif There are no mention of using GPL licensed products, no sources !...
It is violating all terms of use of GPL license....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:22 Post subject: Reply with quote

I've notified some of the other projects whose code they use. It seems like eetee thinks that they are protected because of their plug-in architecture (which certanly isn't the FSF's opinion of how the GPL works, and even if it were permitted, they would still have to provide the source for the GPLed classes they use, which they don't).
Some of the other projects are negotiating with eetee, but I'm not sure if they are coordinating their efforts. May I suggest you try that? My guess is that it's quite a bit easier for them to talk their way out of it when it's only individual developers contacting them one by one than if it's 5-10 projects backed up by the FSF...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 13:15 Post subject: Eetee.com Reply with quote

If you need a direct contact to someone responsible for eetee.com, try .
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 15:54 Post subject: Reply with quote

After discussion with some members from fsfe-france ( From french addicted : http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/fsfe-france/2003-11/msg00016.html )...
As not only jmule projet is implicated into that, the FSF ( http://www.fsf.com ) can take collective action if Jmule authors post mail to , they will obtain a ticket from fsf and the action will be take directly by it self, according to elements from jmule and other project illegaly used by eetee...
I think it would be better than take action only on the name of jmule...

See you
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 23:29 Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, look at the eetee front page:
Quote:
11.07.2003 Coming soon: Open Source eetee. Stay tuned!

Looks promising =)
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