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Question Do you also supply the source code for WinSCP for us ?
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Question Do you also supply the source code for WinSCP for us ?

I will, but I still don't have time to clean the code and make order in files, so it would make any use to someone other than me.
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Question Do you also supply the source code for WinSCP for us ?

I will, but I still don't have time to clean the code and make order in files, so it would make any use to someone other than me.

Can I Please Help?
  • I would be willing to help clean up the code. Have you considered releasing it under the GPL?

Others Want It Too
  • I am a contributor for GNUWin II - a Windows CD distribution of Free Windows Software. They can't include WinSCP because it's 'freeware' - the source code is not readily available.
  • I would like to see the source code released so that I can recommend this program to friends and family as Free Software (or Open Source), not just freeware.

It Just Makes Sense (TM)
  • One important aspect of security-related software like this is that without source code it's extremely difficult to audit how secure the software is.
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RichardWorth wrote:
I would be willing to help clean up the code. Have you considered releasing it under the GPL?

Thanks, I've already did that. But I've noticed, that author one of the GUI libraries (for drag&drop) I'm using does not allow me to publish the source code without his approval. Problem is that page, where I've downloaded the code does not exist anymore. So I don't know how to contact him. I may release only part of the code (without the library), but nobody can compile it.

RichardWorth wrote:
One important aspect of security-related software like this is that without source code it's extremely difficult to audit how secure the software is.

Sure, I understand this.
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prikryl wrote:
RichardWorth wrote:
I would be willing to help clean up the code. Have you considered releasing it under the GPL?

I've noticed, that author one of the GUI libraries (for drag&drop) I'm using does not allow me to publish the source code without his approval. Problem is that page, where I've downloaded the code does not exist anymore. So I don't know how to contact him. I may release only part of the code (without the library), but nobody can compile it.


That would be a big improvement over what we have now. And perhaps somebody will be able to replace or at least stub out the missing library.

Thanks!

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sylvan wrote:
That would be a big improvement over what we have now. And perhaps somebody will be able to replace or at least stub out the missing library.

OK, I'll release the code with next version, but without the library. Probably I may release library file compiled with C++ builder 6 (IDE, I'm using). WinSCP can't be compiled in anything else anyway (maybe in older versions of C++ builder).
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prikryl wrote:
sylvan wrote:
That would be a big improvement over what we have now. And perhaps somebody will be able to replace or at least stub out the missing library.

OK, I'll release the code with next version, but without the library. Probably I may release library file compiled with C++ builder 6 (IDE, I'm using). WinSCP can't be compiled in anything else anyway (maybe in older versions of C++ builder).


Is there any updates on the chances of winscp being open sourced. WinSCP is a very good application but the freeware licence is holding it back. there is another project called the open cd (http://www.theopencd.org ) which is distribuing open source software for windows, it would also include WinSCP if it were open source (being an OSI approved licence https://opensource.org/licenses/ is a requirement for distribution ).

I also work for an isp and we distribute open source software for our users I would like to add WinSCP because i think its a great app, but I dont because of the licence and lack of source.

Also you may find that people provide patches and help for the project that you otherwise wouldnt get.

Anyway, I add my vioce, I thing WinSCP is great, please open source it

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Thanks!

I just want to say thanks for releasing WinSCP under the GPL, it realy is a high class application and now its gpl'ed it will always be avalible.

Kepp up the good work Smile
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Anonymous wrote:
Thanks!

I just want to say thanks for releasing WinSCP under the GPL, it realy is a high class application and now its gpl'ed it will always be avalible.

Kepp up the good work Smile

You're welcome Smile
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