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Re: New Package: x2x



On Fri, 2005-06-17 at 13:09 -0400, Jack Neely wrote:
> SPEC: http://anduril.pams.ncsu.edu/~slack/SPECS/x2x.spec
> SRPM: http://anduril.pams.ncsu.edu/~slack/SRPMS/x2x-1.30-3.beta.src.rpm
> 
> I've incorperated the fixes regarding the man page.
> 
> IANAL.  I'm not sure what to do about the two licenses.  It seems to me
> that by incorperating code that's under the GPL that should make the
> package GPL.  So that's what I did.  Better suggestion?
> 
> Jack
> 
IANAL as well.  I think there is a conflict in licenses but I don't
think we can resolve it.  I think upstream has to change their license,
change their code, or get permission to use the GPL'd code under a
license compatible with the BSD license.

Since we're not the author of the code we can't decide how to change the
license.

-Toshio

> On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 06:29:04PM -0700, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 21:03 -0400, Jack Neely wrote:
> > > Folks,
> > > 
> > > I'd like to submit x2x for initial review.
> > > 
> > > SPEC: http://anduril.pams.ncsu.edu/~slack/SPECS/x2x.spec
> > > SRPM: http://anduril.pams.ncsu.edu/~slack/SRPMS/x2x-1.30-2.beta.src.rpm
> > > URL:  http://x2x.fanstvo.com/
> > 
> > - cp x2x.man x2x.1
> > - gzip x2x.1
> > 
> > don't gzip instead.
> > In install section -
> > 
> > install -m644 x2x.man %buildroot%_mandir/man1/x2x.1
> > rpm will take care of gzip
> > 
> > - %{_mandir}/man1/x2x.1.gz
> > 
> > change to %{_mandir}/man1/*
> > 
> > -=-
> > It says its BSD license and looks like that in the C file but inside the c file it indicates that part of it are adapted from GPL -
> > 
> > /* Cygwin version with -fromwin to allow source to be a Windows 
> >  * machine that is not running a X server.
> >  * Adapted by Mark Hayter 2003 using win2vnc ClientConnect.cpp code
> >  *
> >  * Original win2vnc copyright follows:
> >  */
> > // win2vnc, adapted from vncviewer by Fredrik Hubinette 2001
> > //
> > // Original copyright follows:
> > //
> > //  Copyright (C) 1999 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge. All Rights Reserved.
> > //
> > //  This file is part of the VNC system.
> > //
> > //  The VNC system is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
> > //  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
> > 
> > does that apply to this even though this isn't compiled for cygwin or is that different?
> > I don't think you can adapt GPL code into BSD license.
> > 
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