Re: Legal Status of VCG
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Henning Makholm wrote:
In which way do you think the code is "pirated", and which evidence do
you have for that assertion?
This was discussed recently with FSF. In short form: The project was
developed at University during worktime. Therefore the copyright does
not belong to the authors but to the University. Georg gave never
officially released sources to James Michael DuPont who used them
for his project. This was not approved by the University.
JMD is currently working out a plan on how to combine the two officially
released GPL versions of VCG (version 1.0 in not obfruscated form and 1.3
in obfruscated form) and his personal work on the leaked source to a new
GPLed VCG project. My concern was, that debian should use the results
of the restarted project and not the leaked source.