Railt : license & ethical question


#1

Hello, all, As a reminder here is our license

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. * Neither the name of the Hoa nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

So about railt. railt is a nice project https://ru.railt.org/ but they have fork the compiler library (some other too). So they kept the header in the file, so it’s not an issue, and what they have made is totally in concordance of the license. But most of the time, ethically, when you fork a project, you say it clearly and explicitely on the documentation and the repository.

For me because of the fork, we can say it as an information, but we should not promote it and saying they integrate us.

What do you think about it?


#2

Thanks for reporting the issue.

They are using Hoa (hoa/iterator and hoa/compiler). They have changed the code, but the license remains in some place. It’s a fork. So technically, they are not violating anything. We must keep an eye on the project ot be sure there is no issue :-).