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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject VaudTax strikes again: distributed with no ASF license (to be confirmed)
Date Sat, 29 Jan 2005 10:50:37 GMT
Last year I had a contact with my local taxes administration, who were 
distributing many copies (a few hundred thousand probably) of their 
VaudTax (http://www.vaudtax.vd.ch/, in French) software, containing 
several ASF librairies, without including the required credits and 

Although they promised to correct this, I've just downloaded the new 
release, and apparently they haven't done it: no credits or license, as 
far as I can tell. I've looked in the about box, PDF docs, grepped the 
installed files, and the word "apache" is only present in ASF jar 

I've written them to politely ask if I have overlooked something and if 
the credits and license are indeed in there.

I'll keep this list posted and ask for advice if the lack of license is 
indeed confirmed, about what kind of action to take. One of our 
substate (Vaud is a "canton", a substate of Switzeland) ministers is an 
open source advocate, maybe he would help us make some positive noise 
about this.

But let's wait to see if this is confirmed - I just wanted to keep the 
list informed as I have written to them about the problem.


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