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Re: Reply to copyright concerns for libzdb in Seafile

Hi all,

We've decide to make all necessary changes to remove libzdb related code in our code base, within 1 month.

I'll keep this list noticed about the progress.

Thank you all for taking care about this.

  Jonathan Xu

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019, at 1:57 PM, Jan-Henrik Haukeland wrote:
> > On 3 Jun 2019, at 16:15, Jonathan Xu <jonathan.xu@seafile.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I'm Jonathan Xu, main developer of Seafile. I personally wrote the replacement code to libzdb.
> > *
> > Sorry for not replying to the original thread since I'm late to the discussion and was not in the mailing list before.
> > *
> We have put forward evidence of GPL code infringement together with a 
> probable narrative and I find it strange that you would think that this 
> is a discussion. 
> > We're happy to attribute to the ideas we learn from libzdb. And we'll try to change the code that look too similar to libzdb's.
> No need. Trying to bury the evidence deeper so to speak will just be 
> construed as further attempt to cover up. A version control change 
> trail will be evident, in any case, if you plan to change the code on 
> Github.
> You have three options. a) Remove the infringing code, i.e. the 
> db-wrapper code and any other code and text that was copied such as 
> sections of configure.ac etc. b) Use another library if you can find 
> one. Or c) Add  back the copyright notice from libzdb in all the 
> db-wrapper code together with your own (as was suggested in a thread 
> here). This will of course mean that you cannot use the code in your 
> closed-source Seafile-server. 
> By trying to trivialise the evidence and attempting to explain away 
> your actions you are forcing our hand here and I feel we have no other 
> choice than to react. We seriously do not want to do this, but unless 
> you have done one of the three options above *within one month*, we 
> will start by sending a DMCA takedown notice on Seafile’s Github 
> repository with all that implies.
> Jan-Henrik
> Ps. I don’t want to bother this list with bikesheeding between us and 
> if you have any reply, please send it to me directly. I won’t reply to 
> you further on this list.

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