Source code repository on github

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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby floppyrod84 » Tue May 01, 2012 8:07 pm

They haven't. It wasn't a complete rewrite. Its still based on code from Ehud's roadmap for linux. If it contains even a single line of GPL code it MUST be GPL itself and as above, must be released immediately or hosted on something like github.

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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 AlanOfTheBerg » Tue May 01, 2012 4:14 am

Is the Waze 3 client GPL? I thought that totally changed with v3 because of the terms of the voice recognition and text-to-speech engines they have licensed. The About screen in v3 doesn't mention GPL.
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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby floppyrod84 » Tue May 01, 2012 1:35 am

Even though the client is GPL, Waze are not obligated to release the source within any timeframe, although leaving it too long 'may' be considered a breach of the licence as they're required to contribute source back to the community. I may email them about this tomorrow.

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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby Suik » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:00 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
Suik wrote:if so...how? since 3.x. I can't manage to make the line

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GPS.Show GPS: no


"functional" if changed to yes.
Same applies to changing the ID numbers of Hazards shown in the client :).

Being able to change prefs is different than the client actually using the prefs. They could have internalized those settings for good reasons. Sorry to be picky, but there is a difference in what you're asking could be done vs. the effect of doing it. :geek:


No worries Alan :). I thank you for the explanation :). I've read across the forum several times, that 3.x. code has not been released etc. etc. (not sure on current status), so I thought it has something to do with it....
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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:54 pm

Suik wrote:if so...how? since 3.x. I can't manage to make the line

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"functional" if changed to yes.
Same applies to changing the ID numbers of Hazards shown in the client :).

Being able to change prefs is different than the client actually using the prefs. They could have internalized those settings for good reasons. Sorry to be picky, but there is a difference in what you're asking could be done vs. the effect of doing it. :geek:
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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby Suik » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:43 pm

xteejx wrote:You certainly can, on Android at least.

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if so...how? since 3.x. I can't manage to make the line

Code: Select all
GPS.Show GPS: no


"functional" if changed to yes.
Same applies to changing the ID numbers of Hazards shown in the client :).
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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:04 pm

You can also tweak iOS pref files too. I'm not sure how often the files may be overwritten by a download from the server, though.
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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby floppyrod84 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:57 pm

You certainly can, on Android at least.

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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby Suik » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:54 am

cymike wrote:
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.


not only gui changed, you cannot tweak "preferences" file anymore, afaik.
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