Dear Chris,

I think it should be possible for me to make it tomorrow to produce a version of FreeMind.exe that takes the Java runtime from a specific directory.

But what I see as an issue is the licensing of Java runtime. Though I have already devoted some attention to copyright issues, I am still a non-expert. FreeMind is licensed under GNU GPL; bundling with it something that has not an open source license seems highly risky of copyright violation.

Unless we have a clear evidence that there are no licensing issues, we should avoid bundling with FreeMind anything without a license compatible with GNU GPL.

Best regards,

On Feb 16, 2008 10:41 PM, Christian Foltin (GMX) <> wrote:
Dear Dan,

this will cost you at least a couple of beer ;-)

Dan, I want to publish an installer version including the java runtime:
FreeMind-0-8-1-max-Java-included, too. What do you think?
 From the license of the runtime, it should be possible (see below).

I would need your help in creating a freemind.exe that takes a java.exe
from a subdirectory jre/bin/java.exe.
Can you supply such an exe, soon?



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Dan Polansky schrieb:
> Dear Chris,
> shame and blame on me. I have now noticed that the wrong copyright
> notice also appears in the about box of FreeMind, accessible from the
> menu Help > About.
> Could you please also correct all the things there, including:
> (a) Year range,
> (b) Copyright mark (see also the 0.9.0 series for how to enter the
> proper copyright mark)
> (c) The list of major contributors.
> I do not know how to compensate you for this additional work,
> resulting from my inattentive previous review.
> Best regards,
> Dan

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