Re: GPL and LGPL not acceptable for Fedora!
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Here's some boilerplate for the "COPYING file but no license in the sources" problem. I think this needs some work as it has become extremely unclear to me what files need to bear a license in order for the work as a whole to be licensed if COPYING cannot be considered to have any bearing on the author's intent to license the code. I need to understand that in order to write a coherent query to the gnome-common maintainers. (BTW, gnome-common is almost entirely autoconf macros and Makefile snippets intended for building gnome based apps. I'm unclear if there's any code in there that they can stick a GPL license on without it appearing in the code included in their downstream gnome apps. Will they need GPLvX with exceptions or does this cross some magical boundary to not be a derived work?) ''' Hi, I'm packaging your software for Fedora 8. As part of the Fedora 8 process we're trying to make sure that every piece of software is tagged with the proper license information. I noticed that you have a copy of the GPLv2 in the source tarball but the code doesn't contain any licensing information. This puts the package on tricky legal grounds where our legal advice says that the programs produced by the package may not have a license attached to it; meaning that we can't ship it at all. Since I strongly suspect your intent is to release this as OSS under the GPL, it would be great if you could clarify this situation. We need the following things taken care of: 1) Which version of the GPL do you want the code licensed under? GPL versions that we currently have seen are GPL (any version), GPLv2, GPLv2 or later, GPLv3, GPLv3 or later. 2) Add the license information to the code so that it definitively falls under the GPL(version). Thanks for taking the time to look at this problem, Your Friendly Neighborhood Packager ''' - -Toshio -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Fedora - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFGxdcYX6yAic2E7kgRAg8cAJwOvPrrSOJY5QyWULIWRzB+tGSMpwCeMQ2C PEJQLqb81Hb9fxPqzK6RfWI= =Uaaw -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Fedora-maintainers mailing list Fedora-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-maintainers -- Fedora-maintainers-readonly mailing list Fedora-maintainers-readonly@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-maintainers-readonly
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