Fix LGPL non-compliance

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03 Jan, 2010 01:27 AM

From "Help > About":

 This software uses some third-party software for which the source
 and/or binary code is available from

Reference is made on the linked page to JCommon and JFreeChart, which are licensed under LGPL. But the download links on that page are to the same files (jfreechart-1.0.13.jar and jcommon-1.0.16.jar) as are distributed with Moneydance. These are object files (compiled Java class files), not the source files. LGPL compliance requires that you distribute or make available the source code, from the same place as Moneydance itself. Without making the source code available, you are not in compliance with their license and not allowed to redistribute their software. (Ref: LGPL item 4)

From the wording on your Third Party Code and Libraries page, I'm guessing this is an oversight. I'm only bringing this to your attention so you can fix it before it becomes a problem for you. All you need to do is replace the .jar downloads with the complete packages.

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 04 Jan, 2010 06:59 PM

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    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The links have now been fixed.


    Ben Spencer

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