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ASIAIR and opensource software licences

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Hi

I'm not sure how to approach this subject, but I would love to have a discussion with you about ZWO's use of Indi and other opensource software.

I asked a question on their forum, but I think we'll have a freer point of view here.

Here is what I asked them:
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The pro version uses opensource software: is this the case on "Plus" version?
If so, by what means do you intend to fulfill the obligations of opensource licenses?
At least the publication of modified code for the LGPL2.1 associated with indi, wich pro version obviously uses for mount control.

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bbs.astronomy-imaging-camera.com/d/13240...ce-software-licences

There would also be PHD2 / astrometry.net and possibly Stellarsolver, as well as other components further out of astrophotography.
The least thing would be to mention the use of opensource software somewhere, but we can't find any mention of that.
(and to publish modified code at least for indi)
What do you think ?
1 month 4 days ago #75590

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ASIAIR Pro Plus I think the will use Rock Pi 4C that is another hardware SBC of the Raspberry that include also the option to install eMMC and M2.sata devices. For the software I think that they uses indi to manage all devices but the made a dedicated GUI for the APP, but underlayer sistem should be RaspberryOS or similar with INDI
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Hardware is another question, indeed
(btw : Asiair contains RPi CM with additional board and original OS is Raspbian)

 
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Jasem, I would really like to know what you think about this subject
Thanks
Gilles.
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I can't comment on other open source projects, but as far as INDI is concerned, any changes to INDI LGPLed code that is distributed should be made available.
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Thank you Jasem

This is not enough : with LGPL, even if code isn't changed you must mention copyright and licence !
And anyway ASIAIR is using  modified code of indi ...
(small/tiny little proof in attachment)

Gilles.


 
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Do they have some about page in ASIAIR? Companies usually put open source mentions there.

Are you user of ASIAIR? Then ask them politely if you can get changes to INDI lib that they made.
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I couldn't find any about page, nor anything like that ...
Neither I'm an ASIAIR  user, but that doesn't absolve ZWO to mention used licenses, and to publish modified code.
(and I consider that my question was politely asked on their forum  )
 
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