Re: RFS: tvbrowser -- TV-Browser is a java-based TV guide
Andrew Saunders wrote:
> But having had a quick peek inside the orig.tar.gz, it looks like
> there's stuff in there that renders it completely undistributable,
> even from non-free. Everything under win/include/ contains:
> * Copyright 1997-1999 by Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
> * 901 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, California, 94303, U.S.A.
> * All rights reserved.
> * This software is the confidential and proprietary information
> * of Sun Microsystems, Inc. ("Confidential Information"). You
> * shall not disclose such Confidential Information and shall use
> * it only in accordance with the terms of the license agreement
> * you entered into with Sun.
> And all instances of Search16.gif, About16.gif, WebComponent16.gif,
> Edit16.gif, Information24.gif, TipOfTheDay24.gif, Host16.gif,
> Refresh16.gif, Help16.gif, Find16.gif, Stop24.gif, listview24.gif,
> Import24.gif, Stop16.gif, Refresh24.gif, Properties16.gif, New16.gif,
> Export16.gif, listview16.gif, Bookmarks24.gif, New24.gif,
> Import16.gif, PrintPreview16.gif, details16.gif, Back24.gif,
> Print16.gif, Bookmarks16.gif, Forward24.gif, PageSetup16.gif,
> Open16.gif, Down24.gif, Delete16.gif, Down16.gif, down16.gif,
> Preferences24.gif, Print24.gif, Up24.gif, Delete24.gif, Up16.gif,
> up16.gif, Preferences16.gif, Save16.gif, Jar16.gif, Information16.gif,
> Find24.gif, TipOfTheDay16.gif and Edit24.gif contain the string
> "Copyright 2000 by Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved."
Ok, after the first shock, I've investigated the problem and after all the
situation is not that bad:
1) the win-dir can easily be deleted without any problems for us. Upstream
assured to me, that they have taken care that everything in their project
is GPL-compatible. I've asked them about the win-dir and may hopefully get
an answer in the next hours.
2) The gifs are free! Upstream has taken them from
and as you can see the license (bottom right link):
is free to.
I hope to get an quick answer from upstream about the win-dir, maybe there
is no need to change the code at all :)