Redmine stolen.....?

Added by Carlos Miranda Molina over 9 years ago

Hi guys

Today in my daily procrastinate time i find this product on Google MarketPlace: http://www.taskpoint.com/demo

is clearly a copy of Redmine, but most worrying is the text "Patent Pending" at bottom.

we can do to force them to comply with the GPL2 license?

I think it's a good idea to expose with Google writing email to

taskpoint.PNG - taskpoint stolen redmine (72.9 KB)

Replies (4)

RE: Redmine stolen.....? - Added by Mischa The Evil over 9 years ago

I'll try to contact someone over at TaskPoint to see if they can shed some light on this matter. Though, let's wait with our bold conclusions until we have some response from them ;) Will be continued...

RE: Redmine stolen.....? - Added by Etienne Massip over 9 years ago

FTR, at the bottom of http://www.taskpoint.com you can see

Copyright ©2009 TDC LLC. All rights reserved. Patent pending. Read our Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.
TaskPoint Project Management Software is power by Redmine <http://www.redmine.org/> ©2006-2009 Jean-Philippe Lang
TaskPoint mark is property of TDC LLC. Note: PMP mark is owned by Project Management Institute Inc which is not affiliated with TDC LLC. 

RE: Redmine stolen.....? - Added by Etienne Massip over 9 years ago

But this definitely needs some explanation.

RE: Redmine stolen.....? - Added by Igor Balk over 9 years ago

Hi guys, two quick notes first under the terms of GPLv2 TaskPoint do not distribute copies of the Program as defined by GPLv2 in any shape of form, second GPLv2 does not have any restrictions whatsoever on what can be patented or what could not be. Said I can say that as an active member of the Redmine community (and ex(as team seems to be dormant as most of the members switched to chiliproject) UX team lead) I personally hope for the Redmine success. Additionally I would like to mention that subject matter of the provisional patent application we have filed does not have anything to do anything with the Redmine core in a shape or form it existed at the moment of filing, also I would like to mention that this provisional patent application is now abandoned and I actually thank you for mention of the sentence from the website as we definitely have remove "patent pending" mention from it (I will ask our guys to remove it sometime soon).

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