I'm not quite sure what's going on in this conversion...but I'm going to
take a guess...
-VNCX is NOT based on the VNCViewer source code at all. It was written
(from scratch) using the published RFB protocol. I did use the DES
routines (which were are under GPL).
-I do not believe using the protocol violates the GPL.
-I was unaware that people were charging for software based on VNCX....I
would actually have a thing or two to say about that.
-The source for the modified zlib VNCServer which I implemented a couple
of years back (it's VERY out of date now) was re-released back to the
Hope this clears a few things up.
From: Alain [mailto:1kmobijz1g001@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 28 August 2002 9:32 p.m.
Subject: RE: NC Admin Console 1.5.6 (Alain)
>i don't want to violate the GNU.
ok, but the GNU GPL is quite strict (there's also a GNU Lesser GPL, but
not used for VNC). .
>Just let me explain:
>VNC Admin Console has a builtIn viewer which uses the ActiveX-Control
>(free) from Thom Nyguen.
Right, looked at his site --> no source available (See also Mas LIARFO
At first sight he is violating the GNU with his "VNCX- VNC ActiveX
see http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/gpl.html . Surely if he used
some of the
original vnc source code, which I'm rather sure off.
The fact that he's giving it "pretty much free" doesn't change this.
him in CC).
Thong why not using the GNU GPL for the activeX control in the first
>I have his agreement to publish it with my application.
>Can you just help me if this violates the GNU????
I think so, but I'm not a specialist.
>I'm a young student, who does not want to make much money with this
Right. But you do have a company
>Because of that it's totally free for personal use and if a company
>uses it without paying for it - many do(!) - what should i do?!
You should ask yourself if it's worth it.