cwRsync got killed...
Benjamin R. Haskell
rsync at benizi.com
Fri Nov 25 12:29:56 MST 2011
On Fri, 25 Nov 2011, Joachim Otahal (privat) wrote:
> Last cwrsync was 4.1.0, current is 4.2.0.
> It was avail on sourceforge.
> Itefix.no decided "we want money for coding and support" - that itself
> is not wrong. Though _I_ never needed any rsync help on neither linux
> and windows (including mixed) scenarios.
> But they killed their sourceforge downloads, all, including past
> versions of cwrsync, including source.
That seems pretty antisocial of them.
They have a "Download source" link for 4.2.0 on their site (
http://www.itefix.no/i2/node/10650 ), still, which points to:
... though I'm not sure it's what it says it is.
They also don't seem to understand the implications of licensing
something under the GPL. (That page claims cwRsync is GPL-licensed.)
They can't prevent the source code from being distributed, if that's the
case. So, the worst case without legal action is that one person buys a
copy of cwRsync, then publishes the source code (which is permissible
according to the GPL):
In a better case, if anyone has the source code already, feel free to
publish it. That's how the GPL works. So does BSD-licensing, actually.
If you have the source code, you're free to redistribute it (with the
restriction that the redistribution retains the same licensing terms and
> The 4.2.0 client is still available on www.chip.de, but the server has
> no alternative DL. We still have the filesize and the MD5 sum of
> I'd vote for updating the download page http://rsync.samba.org/download.html.
> Apart from that: Anybody got lucky on cwRsyncServer_4.2.0_Installer.zip
> 3961867 bytes MD5 c787dfa854775793d1a1b5c3502b57b5 ?
Sorry, no luck. I also tried to see whether it still appeared under any
outdated Sourceforge mirrors, but no dice.
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