#1 2015-11-04 15:34:53

ChrisF
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Registered: 2015-11-04
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LVCL license precision

Hello,

As it is my first post in this forum, let me just say a big thanks to Synopse, and especially to Arnaud Bouchez, for all their valuable tools and for sharing them.


Concerning my question, I'd like to have a precision about the license of the Light VCL (LVCL).

The whole tool is released under a Mozilla Public License version 1.1 (i.e. an open source license). But, in the code source of the LVCL a (possibly confusing) reference is present concerning a Borland copyright:

...
  Emulates the original Delphi/Kylix Cross-Platform Runtime Library
  (c)2000,2001 Borland Software Corporation
...

What does it mean exactly:
- that some parts of the LVCL are copyrighted by Borland (which seems incompatible with the MPL license of the LVCL) ?
- that the "Delphi/Kylix Cross-Platform Runtime Library" is copyrighted by Borland, but not the LVCL (which is only an emulation of it) ?
- anything else ?

I'd really appreciate to get a precision concerning the exact meaning of this declaration.

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#2 2015-11-04 16:41:42

ab
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Re: LVCL license precision

The LVCL units are not tied to the Delphi copyright notice and licenses.
No part of the LVCL is copyrighted by Borland/Embarcadero.

In fact, the (c) note is just for information about the Delphi version it "emulates".
So Delphi is (c) by Borland, not the LVCL.

But the LVCL has some part taken from Paul Toth initial port.
Reported as (c)2001 Paul Toth - http://tothpaul.free.fr - in the headers.

Sorry for the confusion.

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#3 2015-11-04 17:02:12

ChrisF
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Registered: 2015-11-04
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Re: LVCL license precision

Thank you very much for the clarification.

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