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TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:09:06 pm »
Good news! I have contacted Mr. Maciej Kaczkowski, the author of TMapViewer which was the base for LazMapViewer, and he kindly agreed to change the license to any open source variant we like. I suggest we stick with the suggested https://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/FPC_modified_LGPL which is already used for RTL and LCL since it is most compatible with Lazarus and still allows commercial use. Although Maciej was the original author, to change the license we need all contributors of LazMapViewer to agree on this, so we need to find out the list of them. Looking at SVN history I can only see wp's contributions, but looking at https://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,12674.0.htm l suspect that there are other contributors. Anyone who can bring light on this please step forward.

Here are our mails that Maciej kindly allowed me to post in the forum (I have changed them only by making our e-mail addresses unreadable):

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2020-03-25 18:30 GMT+01:00, Maciej Kaczkowski <***@keit.co>:
> Hi,
>
> Yes, you can publish.
>
> Best regards
> Maciej Kaczkowski
>
> W dniu 24.03.2020 o 17:34, Zeljko Avramovic pisze:
>> Hello Mr. Kaczkowski,
>>
>> That is very nice of you and I thank you very much in the name of the
>> community. May I have your permission to publish our mail messages in
>> Lazarus forum to inform the community of the good news?
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>> Zeljko Avramovic
>>
>> 2020-03-24 17:22 GMT+01:00, Maciej Kaczkowski <***@keit.co>:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I've only created the basis for this project. I'm no longer involved in
>>> it. If you need to connect to another project you can choose any Open
>>> Source license that will satisfy the community. Many changes have been
>>> made outside of me, if there is a will to change the license to another
>>> one, I accept it.
>>>
>>> Best regards
>>> Maciej Kaczkowski
>>>
>>>
>>> W dniu 23.03.2020 o 22:14, ***@keit.co pisze:
>>>> Nadawca: Zeljko Avramovic <***@gmail.com>
>>>> Temat: TMapViewer license
>>>>
>>>> Treść wiadomości:
>>>> Hello Mr. Kaczkowski,
>>>>
>>>> Some people from Lazarus community would would like to make extended
>>>> version of your TMapViewer downloadable from Lazarus via OPM (Online
>>>> Package Manager), and it would be really very nice if it could have the
>>>> same LGPL with linking exception license as RTL, LCL and many other
>>>> parts
>>>> of FreePascal and Lazarus already have. Whatever you decide, I want to
>>>> thank you for sharing your nice work with the community and wish you
>>>> the
>>>> best.
>>>>
>>>> Here is extended version of your component:
>>>> https://sourceforge.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/HEAD/tree/components/lazmapviewer/
>>>>
>>>> and here is modified LGPL license that we hope you can accept:
>>>> https://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/FPC_modified_LGPL
>>>> https://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/licensing
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Zeljko Avramovic (user avra in Lazarus forum)

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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 02:34:27 pm »
I agree with the change of license.

The other major contributors beside Maciej are
- forum user "ti_dic" who contributed the thread administration and RGBAGraphics code (https://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,12674.msg164556.html#msg164556)
- forum user "jc99" who contritbuted the BGRABitmap drawing engine (https://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,47164.msg337229.html#msg337229).

There are also some minor contributions by other users with bug fixes. Do we need their agreement, too?
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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 02:49:02 pm »
I agree with the change of license.
Nice   :)

The other major contributors beside Maciej are
- forum user "ti_dic" who contributed the thread administration and RGBAGraphics code (https://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,12674.msg164556.html#msg164556)
- forum user "jc99" who contritbuted the BGRABitmap drawing engine (https://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,47164.msg337229.html#msg337229).
I have just sent them a PM pointing to this topic.

There are also some minor contributions by other users with bug fixes. Do we need their agreement, too?
If I get a list of them then I will contact them, too.
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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 04:23:53 pm »
There are also some minor contributions by other users with bug fixes. Do we need their agreement, too?
If I get a list of them then I will contact them, too.
I scanned through some posts and found only "sstvmaster" (I thought there were more)
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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 06:48:54 pm »
I also agree with the change of license.

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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 06:50:03 pm »
There are also some minor contributions by other users with bug fixes. Do we need their agreement, too?
If I get a list of them then I will contact them, too.
I scanned through some posts and found only "sstvmaster" (I thought there were more)
I have just sent him a PM. Regarding ti_dic and jc99, marcov has let me know that they have not been active for some time in the forum. I have seen that jc99 has a github page, so if he doesn't reply soon I will try to contact him there. I have also found that ti_dic has a page on sourceforge. If he doesn't reply here then I will try to contact him there.
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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 10:49:18 pm »
I also agree with the change of license.
Thank you!  :D
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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2020, 12:06:05 pm »
I have tried to contact ti_dic and jc99 through their repos. Hopefully they will see it and reply here. If anyone knows them or knows some other way to contact them then please step in.
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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2020, 10:20:37 pm »
No problem for me,
i agree with the change of licence.

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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2020, 09:41:05 am »
No problem for me,
i agree with the change of licence.
Thank you! Very nice.  :D

If I recall correctly I think I have seen in some forum message that jc99 was also hanging in some German forum. If someone knows where then please help and let him know about this topic. On github he is joecare99 so some variant of that user name could also be used there.
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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2020, 09:53:32 am »
There is a "jc99" in the German forum, indeed. I contacted him.
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2020, 04:48:40 pm »
There is a "jc99" in the German forum, indeed. I contacted him.
Thank you!
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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2020, 06:46:59 pm »
I also agree to the change
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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2020, 06:49:00 pm »
There is a "jc99" in the German forum, indeed. I contacted him.
By the way, I am ...
... I was relatively busy in the last weeks, we have a Corona-shutdown in our company and some things had to be done till then.
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Re: TMapViewer license change allowed by the author
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2020, 12:23:17 am »
I also agree to the change
Yes! Thank you!  :D :D :D :D :D
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