About the Project
Pronetha Desktop is an open source project distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). In practice it means that you can, for example, run the software for any purpose and distribute copies of it freely, according to the terms of this licence. For more information, see the following links.
The project is hosted in SourceForge.net, where it was started by myself, Timo Harju in 2002.
The development of first prototypes of the system was started even earlier. Actually, I started to write some code snippets which are still in use at the end of 1990s when I started to learn C++ and Java (this might be one reason why the source code seems so ugly :-).
This project is done as my part-time hobby, and therefore the resources to development the software are quite limited.
How to contribute
If you have time and programming skills, you can help to develop the software. You can also help with the testing, bug reporting, documentation, web pages, graphics, translation and so on.
3rd party software
The software contains parts developed by others but licensed under LGPL compatible licenses. These parts are listed below:
- BlowfishJ encryption library licensed under LGPL. Copyright (c) 1997-2003 Markus Hahn.
- jEdit Syntax Package licensed under MIT (equivalent) license. Copyright (c) Slava Pestov and others.
Pronetha Desktop uses also certain 3rd party software to compile C++ and Java source files. This 3rd party software is distributed within Pronetha Desktop installation package, but has its own copyright and license.
Used software is listed below:
- Jikes(TM) compiler distributed under the terms of IBM Public License Version 1.0. Copyright (C) 1997-2003, 2004 IBM Corporation and Others. All Rights Reserved.
- MinGW compiler system with the following individual packages:
Each package come with its own copyright and license.
The software contains icons from Tango Icon Library. These icons are provided under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License Agreement.
The software contains also graphics created by Aurélien Hillion. http://kawaidesign.wordpress.com/
The installation package was created using Inno Setup installer. Copyright (c) Jordan Russel.