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Re: My open tickets in bugzilla.fedora.us



On Mon, 07 Feb 2005 00:18:53 -1000, Warren Togami wrote:

> > The Molecular Inventor pages and licence are here:
> > 
> > http://www.sgi.com/products/evaluation/molecular_inventor/
> > http://www.sgi.com/industries/sciences/chembio/resources/molinv/molinv.html
> >  
> > Here SGI links OpenMOIV, which means they are aware of it. However, the
> > source files itself contain the LGPL header and the clause that "all other
> > liences must be accepted". So, maybe there's an IANAL type of
> > misunderstanding in the chosen licencing scheme by either SGI or the
> > OpenMOIV authors. Whether they are permitted to apply the LGPL to their
> > derived library or whether their licencing specific page 
> > http://www.tecn.upf.es/openMOIV/openmoiv/license.html really tries to
> > restrict the LGPL is not clear. As I understand it, only to get SGI's
> > original Molecular Inventor source you need to accept SGI's licence.
> > 
> 
> This is far too much uncertainty for us to just ignore.  Please prepare 
> an organized summary for submission to the legal queue, so they can 
> quickly understand the situation.  If you care about OpenMOIV going into 
>   Extras, you should really talk to upstream OpenMOIV about it too.
> 
> The suspect only the acceptable situation here is for OpenMOIV to be 
> totally and without a doubt LGPL.  But we will see.

Shame upon me. Admittedly, I took it too light. I will be interested
in learning how they worked out their licencing with SGI.


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