Source code repository on github

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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 floppyrod84 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:16 pm

What was the point of doing that? 3.0 source isn't even available yet.

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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby floppyrod84 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:05 pm

Not according to the devs. There was quite a big base rewrite to be able to use all the extra features etc, but that may be to stir up interest.

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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 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 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 floppyrod84 » Fri May 04, 2012 9:41 am

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

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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby floppyrod84 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:42 pm

That's already been said about the possibility of there still being gpl code in the product, but there's no way of knowing.

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Re: Source code repository on github

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:56 am

Indeed. If it's their licence they can do whatever the hell they like with it. I know I've seen some projects change the game at times, but all previous source before any licence change should be available.

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