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Re: What to do if a deprecated license is used? nescc java files with intel license

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 10:58:16AM -0400, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> On 10/15/2009 10:02 AM, Till Maas wrote:
> > Hiyas,
> > 
> > I looked into packaging the nesc compiler
> > (https://sourceforge.net/projects/nescc) and I noticed that it uses the
> > deprecated intel license for some java files:
> > http://nescc.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/nescc/nesc/COPYRIGHT?revision=1.2&view=markup
> > http://nescc.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/nescc/nesc/INTEL-LICENSE?revision=1.1&view=markup
> > 
> > I opened a bug in their bug tracking system for this:
> > https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=2879881&group_id=56288&atid=480036
> > 
> > The Intel license is OSI approved, but deprecated and therefore
> > currently not allowed for Fedora afaics:
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing#Bad_Licenses
> > Btw. it's a "should not", so maybe it is ok, nevertheless. Or it should
> > be a "must not" guideline, e.g. because it also affects non OSI approved
> > liceneses afaics.
> I've updated the wording there to clarify that no Fedora package may use
> anything under a "Bad" License.

Thanks. Can you maybe also give me some arguments, why I should get the
project to change from the Intel license? There is also a huge actively
maintained project using that license and it also states that it is a
BSD-style license:


I just checked and the main difference between the New BSD license
(no advertising, 3 clause) is, that it also adds a note about export
regulations. So afaics, if it was not explicitly be banned from Fedora,
then one could use it just with the BSD shortname afaics. This is very


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