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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby bgodette » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:05 am

xteejx wrote:And what the hell has that got to do with the topic of this thread?
Nothing, so relocking.
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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby chris_debian » Fri May 04, 2012 9:06 am

Hi, all.

Being a keen supporter of open-source software (FSF definition) and with the move from v2 to v3, I asked the Waze team to comment on the licensing, back in March.

The email reply I received was:

"Hi Chris
Thanks for approaching us. Happy to hear Waze can still work on the G1.
Regarding the Wikipedia and Waze Wiki, they refer to version prior to version 3.0 as version 3.0 has been totally rewritten and is no longer distributed under the GPL license.
Regards
Fej"

Not sure whether this clears things up?

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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby chris_debian » Fri May 04, 2012 10:49 am

xteejx wrote:Yeah but I'd bet there's still GPL code in there, but that's not for me to pursue.

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I think Waze is a great project, and was disappointed when they 'went closed' with v3.0. I share your concerns about the GPL code, but hope that this isn't the case.

Unfortunately too many vendors abuse the freedom of GPL'd code:

http://gpl-violations.org/

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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby chris_debian » Fri May 04, 2012 3:21 pm

Interesting comments, Cougar.

Not sure whether the 2.4 branch is maintained, or available for easy download for 'normal' users. In an ideal world, the product would be completely open. Right now, I'd be happy to know that GPL code was removed from the v3.0 product, and when installing Waze, it would be great for the user to be asked whether s/he wanted to use the open-source version, or the proprietary version. Obviously the question would be better phrased than this, so the user actually understand what s/he was being asked...some may be unfamiliar with the term 'open-source '. To make it easier, perhaps both versions could be available from Market/ Play (or whatever it is called, now :-) ).

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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby chris_debian » Wed May 30, 2012 3:44 pm

Hi, p37td8.

As this is meant to be open source code, if nobody can answer your technical question, could we ask the Waze devs directly?

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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby chris_debian » Thu May 31, 2012 12:11 pm

p37td8 wrote:No one is trying to build the source for android ? Waze developers don`t read this forum?


I'm not sure whether or not the developers read the forum. I just meant that if anyone has real technical issues, they could always ask the developers.

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Source code repository on github

Postby cymike » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:38 pm

I've put together all publicly available source code files (from this page: http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Source_code ) into a git repo and pushed it to github:
https://github.com/mkoloberdin/waze

Here is what "gitk --all" output looks like:
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So guys, go ahead, clone/fork it and do something with it ;)
It would be nice if Waze developers cloned it too and committed the latest version ;)

Note: The "master" branch is empty, use platform-specific branches (android, iphone etc.).
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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby cymike » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:23 pm

xteejx wrote:What was the point of doing that?

Just wanted to see how different versions relate/differ etc. Git repository makes it convenient. Also it might be convenient for people who want to make their own improvements/modifications.
3.0 source isn't even available yet.

3.0 changes seem to be mostly gui-related anyway.
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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby cymike » Tue May 01, 2012 10:59 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Is the Waze 3 client GPL?

Interesting question. The wiki page on copyrights ( http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Copy ... d_licenses ) hasn't been updated since 2010 apparently.
xteejx wrote:Even though the client is GPL, Waze are not obligated to release the source within any timeframe

http://gpl-violations.org/faq/sourcecode-faq.html
The GNU GPL demands that as soon as you distribute GPL licensed software in executable format you make available the "complete corresponding source code".

"As soon as..." looks like a rather specific timeframe.
The question remains whether v3.0 is still GPL (if the devs removed all GPL code from it or not).
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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby gdu1971 » Sat May 26, 2012 6:41 pm

Ok but what do you think about this link which contain the terms of use from waze website and recently updated by them (april 2012) :
http://www.waze.com/legal/tos/
for me, this mean the clien is gpl'd
no?
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