Switch Windows Phone app to the open source.

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  1. David
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    Sep 2012

    Posted 20 Dec 2012 Link to this post

    Hi.

    I developed an application which source codes hosted under Bitbucket.org as a private repository. I used Telerik RadControls for my app.
    So I'm thinking about switching that app to the open source, but really don't understand some aspects of this. The question is - am I able to switch to the open source if I used Telerik RadControls in my app ? Because then everyone can download source codes and use RadControl's dlls for their projects.

    Please help me understand.

    Many Thanks.
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    Victor
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    Posted 20 Dec 2012 Link to this post

    Hello David,

    Thanks for writing.
    Converting your app to open source means that other developers will have access to your source code. They will not have free access to any non-free dependencies your project has. For example, if someone downloads your source code, and tries to build it, he or she will also have to download RadControls for Windows Phone from our website. If you upload the rad controls binaries along with your source you'd be violating our license agreement.

    In short, you are free do whatever you want with your source code, however, your are not permitted to freely redistribute the RadControls binaries.

    To make it easier for other people to build your source code, please create links on your project web page to the external dependencies required. For RadControls for Windows Phone the link should point to the RadControls for Windows Phone page.

    I hope that information was useful.
    Please feel free to write again if you have other questions.

    Regards,
    Victor
    the Telerik team
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  4. David
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    Sep 2012

    Posted 20 Dec 2012 Link to this post

    Victor, Thank You very much for answer. Now I'm clearly understand.

    One of the solution I see it's to remove binaries from the repository before making it open, so it will be exist only in my computer and only I can use that binaries. For others there will be link to download trial edition of Telerik RadControls.

    Thank You!

    David.
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