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Posted · Cura Open Source?

There are companies that take the open source, make changes and give these modified Cura versions to their clients, forgetting to share the changes. This does not make Cura any less open source, but it does make those companies arses.

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Posted (edited) · Cura Open Source?

Those companies that "forget" to share their changes violate the LGPL license.

 

The LGPL license that Cura is licensed under fully allows you, as an enduser, to make changes to the program. Because "the company" used Cura which is licensed under LGPL, they cannot forbid you to make changes to their version of Cura. You are not obligated to share these changes, unless you distribute the changed program. If "the company" distributed their version of Cura to you, you would be in your right to demand the source of the changes.

 

Do note that this is my reading of just part of the rules of the LGPL, and I am not a lawyer (so what do I know?).

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    Posted · Cura Open Source?
    18 hours ago, ahoeben said:

    so what do I know?

    Possibly more than those companies you mentioned 😉

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    Posted · Cura Open Source?

    I've written a postProcessScript which add a preview and the time infos for the chitu boards.

    How is the best way to get it ino cura? Is is in my private git repo.

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    Posted · Cura Open Source?

    All third party contributions start as a pull request on github

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    Posted · Cura Open Source?

    Ok, done.

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