Paul Richards | 21 Jun 00:41 2016
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MantisBT - Possible GPL License Violation

Hello,

 

I have been in discussion with the GPL/FSF licensing team for the last week regarding a recent commit to mantisbt.

 

The following files were added to the open source mantisbt project which is GPL licensed:

 

1) https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/blob/master/js/ace-elements.min.js

2) https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/blob/master/js/ace-extra.min.js

3) https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/blob/master/js/ace.min.js

4) https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/blob/master/css/ace.min.css

5) https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/blob/master/css/ace-ie.min.css

6) https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/blob/master/css/ace-rtl.min.css

 

These files are licensed under a commercial license ( https://wrapbootstrap.com/theme/ace-responsive-admin-template-WB0B30DGR ) for which a fee may be payable by the end user.

 

The license options are available at http://support.wrapbootstrap.com/knowledge_base/topics/usage-licenses.

 

Item 6 of the licenses state that "If the item was created using materials which are the subject of a GNU General Public License (GPL), your use of the item is subject to the terms of the GPL in place of the foregoing conditions (to the extent the GPL applies)."

 

A copy of the GPL license is available at https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html.

 

My understanding and suggested by the licensing-dGWS0fDw8IM@public.gmane.org team (although they are not lawyers) is that would be a violation of the GPL to add these files in this way.

 

The advice received from their team in instances like this was to have a look at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-violation.html, and reach out to the GPL project, and try to resolve the issue within the community. If that fails, their advice is to contact http://softwarefreedom.org/ who may offer free legal services to open developers.

 

My reason for a number of years for contributing to the MantisBT project was it was an open source project, and the original authors when i joined had said would not make money from the project. From a personal point of view, I did not want to spend my time to aid a commercial company, so that was an important goal.

 

Whilst I've been doing some research into the situation, badfiles asked the question of https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/pull/795#discussion_r67747346 . The reply from syncguru seems to confirm that the files listed in lines 1-6 above, which I believed were from the commercial licensed ace admin template, are indeed from the commercial template, as indicated at https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/pull/795#discussion_r67768649

 

He states:

"1- Mantishub has extended license

2- Admin themes are very good fit for bug-tracker app. Ace was top seller back then when this effort started (around May 2014)

3- We have full source code control. Also the author is reachable on twitter."

 

This would seem to confirm that the code is indeed commercial, and equally that the license is owned by a separate commercial company "Mantishub".

 

My questions to the FSF and their responses suggested that the first step is to reach out in a friendly manner and explain the problem - hopefully the above achieve this.

 

They then suggest proposing a solution, and that if that fails the next step should be contacting the Software Freedom Law Center, which provides pro-bono legal services to developers of Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (http://softwarefreedom.org/).

 

I'd like to firstly provide the option for the developers of the mantisbt project to provide an explanation if I've misunderstood anything in the GPL in relation to this, but having asked various linux licensing groups/people over the last week, I suspect this is unlikely.

 

In terms of workable solutions, I see two options:

 

a) The files listed in 1-6 above (and there are a couple of extra files which i've not yet evaluated) are removed from the mantisbt project.

 

b) Any contributions that I (and any other contributor that feels the same) have made to the mantisbt project are removed, such that they no longer have any code in the project.

 

At this stage, I'm going to await other responses, and do nothing else apart from send this email and reply as appropriately.

 

I've been informed of the following: "However if you and others have GPL'd contributions in the project then you have the legal power to enforce the terms of the software and refuse to let anyone distribute your code linked to proprietary/non-free software."

 

On that basis, and in case users read this and are concerned - I'd like to make clear that at this point, that the released versions of mantisBT only contain GPL compatible code, and therefore there is no issues with distribution of that code. The code i'm emailing about only exists in the github repository.

 

Thanks

Paul

 

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Julien Schneider | 8 Apr 17:50 2016
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Fwd: New plugin for mantis : RelationshipEasyManagement

Hello,

Here is a new plugin for mantis :
It adds some features on relationship management :



I'm the only one contributor.

Maybe code and GitHub Repo could be improved. (first time i use github)
I think github repo is not totally clean but you could find working plugin in "https://github.com/grostarin/RelationshipEasyManagement/tree/master/RelationshipEasyManagement/RelationshipEasyManagement".

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Koen Prins | 3 Apr 07:42 2016
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Test automation

Hi All,

For training purposes I have been writing a test automation suit on the MantisBT application using Selenium Webdriver in a Java binding. Currently about 40% of the functionality has been covered and I have a question about screen element naming.

Thing is, in Selenium you can use any locator using the following priority:

1. id
2. Name
3. Linktext
4. Partial Linktext
5. Tag Name
6. class name
7. Css
8. xpath

And now I find myself using xpath a whole bunch as there is nothing else. Let me tell you, I hate XPath with a passion already as it is certain to change often and not even waiting for a version upgrade. I find myself needing to use XPath most often with buttons for some reason. Sometimes I am lucky and I can use the css selector but honestly id or name would be much better.

The end goal for me is to have a working Continuous Integration setup that will use Jenkins to grab the latest build, set it up in a new database (VirtualBox?), run the upgrade and run all the tests giving me a rundown of the results. Local I will then XML all the defects cause there will be a bunch that are tests failing for reasons of GUI upgrade, allowing me to learn that as well.

What are the efforts in version 2 for naming everything with an id or at least a name? Would the dev community be interested in an automated regression set written in java (and check my effort so far over at github)? Does anyone read this mailing list?

Grtz,
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New Plugin Joomla2Mantis

Hallo People!

 

I created a new Plugin for Mantis. This Plugin is a Bridge-System/SSO for Joomla 3.x. Mantis will take the login info’s from Joomla and log the user in. The plugin also automatically sync the user informations if changed. The Repository holds both needed Mantis and Joomla plugins. Both are needed for the system. More details are in the readme file

 

The GitHub repository is : https://github.com/munzili/Joomla2Mantis

 

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Louis BAYLE | 8 Mar 10:29 2016
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Any news on RC2 ?

Hi all,

I know that the standard open-source answer to "when does the next
release come out ?"  is "when it'll be ready..." but would it be
possible to have an estimation date for the next RC2 (2 month ? 6
month ? 1 year ?).

Also, I'd like to know if you found/fixed some show-stopper issues
since RC1. I'd like to use the new SOAP API, and I try to figure out
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Thanks for your concern, I know nobody wants to answer such questions
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Louis BAYLE | 1 Feb 16:44 2016
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Howto add contributors to github repo ?

Hi,
I would like to add some contributors to the CodevTT github
repository, hosted on mantisbt-plugins.
How can I do that ? (the 'Settings' icon is not displayed).

Contributors: Nikerabbit and siebrand (people from translatewiki.net)

https://github.com/mantisbt-plugins/codev

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v1.3.x deprecated helper_alternate_class() ?

Hi,
I have a deprecation error on helper_alternate_class() on the CodevTT plugin.

There are several discussions on the subject (Mantis #0017437), but it
is not clear to me on what CSS fix I should apply.
Could you please tell me where I can find find some doc about it ?

here is my code:
https://github.com/lbayle/codev/blob/master/mantis_plugin/CodevTT/CodevTT.php#L289

Thank you very much,

looking forward 1.3 to come out !

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