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06/03/18, 08:27 AM   #1
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License violations, do you even care?

Minion violates mutliple third party licenses.

Just by looking into the lib folder, i found these:

maven-scm, log4j, ...: Apache License, v2.0
As of 4 a) "You must give any other recipients of the Work or Derivative Works a copy of this License; and"

jregex: BSD License
2: Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,

kefirbb: LGPL
1: "keep intact all the notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty; and distribute a copy of this License along with the Library."

And it would so simple to avoid any license violations:

Just add some "About" or "Licenses" Button in the minion App and Mention the used software, the license and a link to the license. Also add a copy of each of this license in the Software package and you are done.

I write you this here to give you a chance to fix this issue.

I will submit the information of the license violations to all effected developers on June/15 this year.
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06/03/18, 09:01 AM   #2
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Hi loki42,

Thanks again for pointing it out. It was a major oversight.

Edit: We have released a patch Minion 3.0.6 that updates Minion to include an about page (See the ( i ) icon in the upper right hand corner of Minion) that lists all current software we use with links to the projects. We also package all the license text inside the Minion jar file and we will be working in our next release to have those licenses even more accessible by including them in the users ~/.minion folder too.

Last edited by Dolby : 06/04/18 at 05:54 PM.
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06/05/18, 01:44 PM   #3
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Indeed, you do care!

Thank you! For the fast response and fix!

And thank you for the resulting support of the open source community.

If every one, violating licenses, would response in such a fast and great way!
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