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Re: PornView suspected to have stolen lots of code from GImageView

Scripsit "Oliver M. Bolzer" <oliver@gol.com>

> Both softwares are GPL, the fact that Pornview uses a lot of
> GImageView's code verbatim or with modifications per se is not a
> problem, but Pornview has stripped the original copyright notices
> and also doing things like s/GImageView//g from variable and
> function names.

Stripping copyright notices is a severe problem, I agree. But the
changing of identifiers, be it systematic or manual, is in my opinion
within the right of modification that GPL grants (and is indeed meant
to protect).

> We should pull pornview from the archives until a version is released
> that adresses this issue,

Agreed (if your information is true).

Henning Makholm                        "Detta, sade de, vore rena sanningen;
                                 ty de kunde tala sanning lika väl som någon
                             annan, när de bara visste vad det tjänade til."

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