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[Package Req.] duplicacy
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Name: duplicacy
Homepage: https://duplicacy.com/ https://github.com/gilbertchen/duplicacy
Open source: yes*

The pitch:
Fast, supports local and cloud storage, handles encryption, super simple, well thought out, and works. The developer lays out tons of details on github, so that's definitely worth taking a look at. IMHO it's everything someone would need from a backup utility.

The catch is that it's not released under the GPL or really any license. All Rights Reserved. The terms at the bottom of github seem pretty agreeable in the freedom domain. The source code appears to be released mainly for verification, but "Modification and redistribution are permitted, but commercial use of derivative works is subject to the same requirements of this license." Those requirements boil down to commercial use being $20/year/user.

I'm going to use it, whoever checks it out after reading this ticket will probably use it, and anyone else who finds out about it. If it gets a UI or some Budgie / Gnome integration it could take over the world.

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T3930: Duplicati

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DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.Jan 27 2018, 7:12 PM
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License (Source: https://github.com/gilbertchen/duplicacy/blob/master/README.md#license)

  • Free for personal use or commercial trial
  • Non-trial commercial use requires per-user CLI licenses available from duplicacy.com at a cost of $20 per year
  • A user is defined as the computer account that creates or edits the files to be backed up; if a backup contains files created or edited by multiple users for commercial purposes, one CLI license is required for each user
  • The computer with a valid commercial license for the GUI version may run the CLI version without a CLI license
  • CLI licenses are not required to restore or manage backups; only the backup command requires valid CLI licenses
  • Modification and redistribution are permitted, but commercial use of derivative works is subject to the same requirements of this license

Given the commercial aspects of this license, I'm not comfortable saying that we can enforce it and will therefore have to reject this.

For anyone looking for an alternative, T3930: Duplicati has been accepted and has feature parity with this without commercial stipulations or weird licensing.