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martin-wiz
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[self promotion] Password Safe

Hi,

I wrote and use Password Safe. It's a genuine Portable Application. The URL is: [Self promotional link removed by moderator JTH. As with most community forums, and as detailed in the forum guidelines and on the forum post page where you posted this, self promotion is not permitted]

It's free and I'd be happy to make the source code available if it's considered good enough to be included in the list of applications available at portableapps.com

Thanks,

Martin.

To JTH: Apologies. I should have read the rules first. Anyhow, I'd still be happy to supply the source should you see fit to use it.

Thanks,

Martin
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One thing I noticed with

One thing I noticed with password safe, there is no zip file or self extracting zip to download.
All of the portable apps here use a self extracting zip.

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Your's isn't the only

Your's isn't the only Password Safe out there. Bruce Shneier's Open Source app is pretty self contained too - http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/

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Not only but also

Hi dunxd,

Thanks for your reply. I tried Bruce's program - by the way, since going open source Rony Shapiro is handling the project - but it lacked some features I was looking for. That's why I wrote Password Safe.

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Martin.
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It would seem that if you

It would seem that if you built a programme because you found shortcomings in another programme, you shouldn't call your programme the same thing as the original.

It just doesn't look good.

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Self-extracting zip

Hi SmithTech,

Thanks for the feedback. I've add a self-extracting zip link.

Thanks,

Martin.
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Source

Howdy Martin. No worries, it happens.

If you'd like to release the source under an OSI-approved license, you can then mention it in the forums in accordance with the self-promotional guidelines. If you're unsure which license you'd like to use, feel free to ask and we can offer up some limited advice on the differences.

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Hi John,

Thanks. I've being looking at http://www.opensource.org/licenses/ to get some idea but must confess to being a little overwhelmed by the range. I'd appreciate some advice regarding the differences and which one would be best to use.

Thanks,

Martin
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GPL

The GPL gives people the permission to copy and improve on it, but all other copies/forks must also be licensed under the GPL. It's also the most popular.
The BSD license is also quite popular however it allows other people to use your code in closed source software.
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GPL, BSD, MPL, etc etc...

It can be quite confusing. The GPL is one of the most popular licenses in the world. Basically, it lets other people use your code but they must, in turn, give others the same rights you gave them. In short, they have to release their changes. GPLed code can only be combined with other code under a compatible license (BSD, LGPL, many others) and then the result becomes GPLed.

The MPL is pretty popular as well. Parts that you modify must be released as source. But you can combine it with proprietary code which you do not release.

The BSD is also popular and has the loosed terms. You can do pretty much anything you want with the code provided you keep the copyright notices and license intact whenever you distribute it in source code form. There is no requirement to release the source. Companies like Microsoft like this because it lets them use BSD code within their products without having to pay anyone or release the source.

The long and short of it is, how certain do you want to be that your code stays open. I use the GPL so that some other company doesn't close my stuff off and sell it. They can sell it, but they have to release the source code alongside. And they can't claim they wrote it or own the copyright on it.

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