MorphOS Port of NetSurf - licencing issue

Ilkka Lehtoranta ilkleht at
Sat Jan 17 22:03:52 GMT 2009

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009, [utf-8] François Revol wrote:

> > I sent the following mail to ilkleht at and
> > aminet at  I also attempted to CC the mailing list, but I
> > suck.  So here it is again.
> Well it's marked as developer preview, so it's understandable he didn't
> yet have the time to clean up a diff, but still, GPL doesn't
> differentiate preview from other distributions :)
> Usually when I port things I give test binaries to ppl I know know they
> can ask me for the source so there is no issue, but putting it on a
> public depot like aminet implies people might not know NS is GPL and
> what the GPL is, and so which rights they have.

Indeed it should have included mention about GPL (at least the standard 
COPYING doc) but lot of things got undone when I rushed release =P This 
will be remedied soon when I release new archive with some minor bug 

> As to MorphOS, I'd think it'd be good to merge it with the AmigaOS port
> and also support AROS if possible, by using 3.x calls by default and
> optionally using specific calls.

As already noted it is not practical due to different GUI engines they are 
using. Which leads to another question: are there any standard gfx 
available for NetSurf which I could use in MorphOS port? What I need is 
images for toolbar buttons (prev, forward, reload, stop) and a program 
icon for a desktop. There are some gfx in !NetSurf directory but they are 
in RISCOS sprite format which I can not convert atm. Something in PNG 
format with alpha channel would be nice but for now anything goes :)


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