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[Fedora-legal-list] Re: [Fedora-packaging] Licensing guidelines suggestions



Copying fedora-legal-list (where we should start having more public
discussion).

On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 14:27 -0400, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Hey Tom,
> 
> Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> > Eh, I suppose there is no difference. I'll nuke LGPL+ off the list.
> 
> I suppose we'll need to let the few folks that updated their specs to
> use LGPL+ then?  Here's the list:
> 
> devel/Hermes/Hermes.spec:License:        LGPL+
> devel/hunspell-ee/hunspell-ee.spec:License: LGPL+
> devel/hunspell-en/hunspell-en.spec:License: LGPL+ and BSD
> devel/hunspell-es/hunspell-es.spec:License: LGPL+
> devel/hunspell-hr/hunspell-hr.spec:License: LGPL+ or SISSL
> devel/hunspell-nl/hunspell-nl.spec:License: LGPL+
> devel/hunspell-pl/hunspell-pl.spec:License: LGPL+ or GPL+ or MPLv1.1
> devel/hunspell-sl/hunspell-sl.spec:License: LGPL+
> devel/hunspell-th/hunspell-th.spec:License: LGPL+
> devel/imlib/imlib.spec:License: LGPL+
> devel/p7zip/p7zip.spec:License: LGPLv2 and (LGPL+ or CPL)

Yeah. Would you mind emailing these folks, with apologies?

> BTW, over 1000 packages now have the proper license tags.  That still
> leaves a large amount with invalid tags, but I was looking for the
> positive point of view for once. :)
> 
> I've been running my little check-licenses.py script each day to
> follow the progress.  There've been a few changes to the short names
> since I started doing this.  Are you working with Ville to keep the
> changes synced with rpmlint?  I'm using the config from rpmlint in my
> tests and am wondering if there's an easier way to sync changes than
> by doing diffs on the wiki?
> 
> The attached diff attempts to sync up the changes to the short names
> on the wiki with the rpmlint config.  Perhaps it will be useful to you
> or Ville.

We've talked about it, and we're going to resync when things quiet down
a bit. There are several licenses still out for review at the FSF.

~spot


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