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Licensing on open-source wy-Update.

Gert

Hello, if I were to use the open soruce the wyUpdate code in my program, would I be able to change the text in the title bar to fit my app, etc. Do I have to give credit? Can I just extract code from it and use it in my app? Thanks!

Sep 3, '10permalink

wyUpdate is licensed under the BSD license:

Copyright (c) 2010, wyDayAll rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or withoutmodification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" ANDANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIEDWARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AREDISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FORANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ONANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THISSOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

So, yes. You need to credit wyDay.

Sep 3, '10permalink
Matthew M.

Actually, AFAIK, with the BSD license he can do what he wants.. however, he must give credit (following the license terms) in the documentation for the product, and/or other materials provided with the dist.

Basically, with BSD a person can do *anything* they want with the code.. including de-branding, as long as the license is observed, by including something in the documentation, about screen, etc. as long as it's visible in some form to the end users.

- Matthew

Sep 17, '10permalink
Kalyan

forgive my ignorance. I am new to licensing and understand little.

why would one purchase the software if they can use the software while retaining the wyupdate branding?

If i have a product (non-OpenSource) and display the bsd license during install giving you credit, am i allowed to use wyupdate without buying it?

Thanks Kalyan

May 21, '12permalink