Help > About for release 2.4.13 has corrupted License info??

John Ralls jralls at
Tue Nov 11 20:52:12 EST 2014

> On Nov 11, 2014, at 7:47 AM, David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at> wrote:
> Help > About in Release 2.6.3 for Linux Rev 4e4a032+ built 2014-04-08
> does not not have links to credits or license.

They're not links, they're buttons that display the respective files in a message box. It works fine on OSX and the relevant code (in src/gnome-utils/gnc-main-window.c) isn't special-cased, so I imagine that it's a distro packager problem.

> Just in case you need some digression from the throes of fixing the
> current windows release:
> Right now I am not near a windows computer running a newer version of
> GnuCash, so if this is fixed, ignore this message.
> For release 2.4.13:
> The GNU way to manage your money!  This copy was built from svn r22925
> on 2013-04-21.

We should change the bit about the "GNU way"; it incorrectly suggests an affiliation with the FSF's GNU project.
> Scrolling through the license I found this licentious ;( tidbit near the
> end:
>  Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program
>  `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.
>  <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989
>  Ty Coon, President of Vice
> Perhaps that was intentional at the time, (1 April), but it may be
> considered poor taste by some readers, particularly if taken out of
> context, as I am doing here.  Actually, that may not even be the current
> license, as it appears to be several years older than that version of
> GnuCash was.

That's actually still part of I guess we still need to distribute that since we formally license under GPL V2 or V3. Note COPYING is GPLv3, which leaves out the flippant example, but isn't what's displayed by the License button.

Anyway, it's part of the example not the license, so we could take it out if you really think someone might be offended.

John Ralls

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