Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:01:31 -0400 From: Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: unrar license is not compatible with gpl, it is not free at all On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 8:33 PM, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote: >> We have many examples of a "GPL with OpenSSL exception" (like curl for example), but I haven't seen such thing for rar. 7zip is the first example I've seen, thanks for that. 7zip states it's GPL with LGPL for unrar 7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. Check license information here: 7-Zip license.(which I linked to) > So am I in trouble for merely supervising the de-facto official GitHub repos? If I am, I will just drop them without notice and teach my kids a fargin' truckload of foul words. > > Solar, I believe you are fairly competetent with issues like this. Please advice if you can. ftp://ftp.rarlabs.com/rar/ or http://www.rarlab.com/rar/unrarsrc-4.2.4.tar.gz more specifically's license does seem to indicate that as long the text in paragraph 2 is present in the source of the modified (unrar) code, it's ok to use... <snip> Distribution of modified Unrar source in separate form or as a part of other software is permitted, provided that it is clearly stated in the documentation and source comments that the code may not be used to develop a RAR (WinRAR) compatible archiver. </snip> Which I think we are abiding by and certainly not creating an archiver. The "unarchiver" I liked to is "approved" by the FSF for rar-v3 (both archiver and decompressor) http://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/free-rarv3-extraction -rich
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