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paperjam
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Repackaging

Hi

I would like to customize the OOoPortable 3 Beta (i.e. add two custom-developed extensions) and then repackage and redistribute it. Is it possible to get the NSIS-template so that I don't have to rewrite it from scratch?

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All the NSIS source code for

All the NSIS source code for our projects is included in the download under the "[AppName]Portable/Other/Source" Directory. The files are the *.nsi files.

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Keep in mind ...

... that You have to read the rules of the license agreement!

It is not trivial to repackage an redistribute. Do it for Your own and all will be fine, but if You really plan to redistribute it, please take care that You've read an understand the rules of GPL v2 and are able and willing to follow it.

First of all You have to make clear for all users that they will get a modified version without any support from PortableApps.com, You have to discribe every modification You've done and so on...

You can't use the PortableApps.com Installer for it (or any component with icons and logos under Copyright like help.html) @John:Please edit this hint, if I'm wrong...

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Re: Keep in mind ...

Yes, I am aware of that and I am trying to do my best to understand how the licenses work together in order to avoid any problems.

This is what the package looks like right now:
- OOo Portable (LGPL, so that's fine)
- PortableApps Launchers (GPL, should be fine because I didn't modify them in any way)
- My GPLed extension preinstalled into OOo (also fine)
- My Freeware, non-open-source extension preinstalled into OOo (This *should* be fine AFAIK because the LGPL allows bundling with commercial components so long as I do not modify the LGPLed code itself).

I removed: help-files, "portableapps" images, the installer (I am going to package up everything as a self-extracting zip)
I added: readme files containing references to the licenses as well as the source code of the open source components.

Please tell me if you see any problems here. In the future, I will see if I can include OpenJDK binaries as they are now distributable under the GPL.

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So far so good...

... I think You can't use the Launchers (without John Hallers permission) cause they use components under Pa.com copyright (eg. in the splash). You have to create Your own splash screen from scratch an compile the launchers from the source.

Could be I'm wrong, please contact John Haller for this.

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I think

youre right. Keep the Copyright, use a new Splash and you should be ok.

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