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Re: [swish-e] How to be compliant

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Wed Mar 21 2007 - 13:45:27 GMT scribbled on 3/21/07 3:34 AM:
> Hi folks!
> I am the lead developer of an open source (new "BSD" licensed,
> issue tracker called Gjallar -
> We use Swish-e in it with great success so far - no
> modifications and still we only call it through the executable, not
> using the C API.


Glad to hear you are using Swish-e successfully.

> 2. Bundle binary only files in our win32 Gjallar zip AND explain in
> Readme that Gjallar uses Swish-e version x unmodified and that src is
> available at <URL> and point to for more info.

I think that #2 meets the terms of the GPL license section 3 subsection c. You 
are distributing executable copies of the program, using an unmodified version, 
and IIRC the windows swish-e version includes with it a copy of the COPYING 
(GPL) file, which dictates that the source is available.

> 3. Also put Swish-e logo into the "Sys info" page inside Gjallar.

that would be cool, but above and beyond the license of course. :)

> Btw, bundling binary files is something we would only do for the Win32
> download for Gjallar. And soonish we will also offer an NSIS installer
> for Win32 and the same would go for that.

Am I understanding that this Gjallar is a Win32 project only? Then I think 
you're covered.

thanks for checking in.


Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
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Received on Wed Mar 21 09:45:31 2007