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Re: GPL and LGPL not acceptable for Fedora!



On Sun, 2007-08-19 at 17:47 -0700, Wart wrote:
> Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > Got your attention? Good.
> > 
> > GPL and LGPL are NOT acceptable License tags for Fedora. You cannot
> > simply use "GPL" or "LGPL" as a license tag anymore.
> > 
> > You have to use one of the following tags:
> [...]
> 
> I hope this is the right forum to ask questions to help clarify which 
> license to use for various packages.  If not, then please direct me to 
> the correct forum.
> 
> Many files in the iwidgets package use the following:
> 
> # Permission is hereby granted, without written agreement and without
> # license or royalty fees, to use, copy, modify, and distribute this
> # software and its documentation for any purpose, provided that the
> # above copyright notice and the following two paragraphs appear in
> # all copies of this software.
> 
> This seems to be basically the MIT license, but with some minor 
> rephrasing.  Before I start tagging the package as 'MIT and ...', I'd 
> like to verify that I can use 'MIT' here.

Without seeing the whole text of the license, I can't be sure, but that
beginning part sounds very much like MIT.

Please send me a copy of the full license text, and I'll let you know
for sure.

~spot


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