On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 12:15 AM, Bill Kendrick <nbs@...> wrote:
> I discovered something called "Tux Paint Plus" today. I ran anti-virus
> scanning software (clamav's "clamscan" tool) against it, and it didn't
> find anything, so I launched the program. (I used "Wine" under Linux.)
> It appears that this software installs not just Tux Paint (it's very likely
> that it's just regular Tux Paint, and nothing special -- I haven't tried
> yet, though), but also some kind of 'search toolbar' in ones web browser.
> Doing a quick search on Google for "open source plus toolbar," I came across
> an EULA (end user license agreement) for something called "InfraRecorder Plus"
> that has the same wording as the one I saw in "Tux Paint Plus."
> InfraRecorder is a CD/DVD writing tool for Windows that, like Tux Paint,
> is released under the GNU GPL.
> So it looks like someone (whomever is responsible for this toolbar) is
> grabbing open source software, wrapping this 'toolbar' software around it,
> and re-releasing it.
> Does anyone out here have any additional comments or info about this?
> It's not clear whether they are breaking the rules of the GPL (it
> other software that you may choose to install on your computer.")
> However, I'm worried about people becoming confused about "Tux Paint"
> versus "Tux Paint Plus." It want it to be clear that the 'official'
> versions of Tux Paint are the ones released by us, the current set of
> developer volunteers, and that we cannot be held responsible for any
> problems that come up by using this "plus" version.
> (During the Google Summer of Code mentor summit in October, it was
> recommended that we trademark the name "Tux Paint" to help avoid these kinds
> of issues. How do people feel about that?)
It's a good ideia. I think you should do it.
> Thanks in advance,
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