[Fedora-packaging] "License" tag for GPL w/ exception

Ian Pilcher i.pilcher at comcast.net
Wed Jun 1 17:34:58 UTC 2005

I'm finally getting around to cleaning up the nedit SRPM (from Fedora
CVS) for inclusion in Extras, and rpmlint is complaining about the
"License: distributable" tag in the SPEC file.  nedit is licensed under
the GPL, with the following exception:

   In addition, as a special exception to the GNU GPL, the copyright
   holders   give permission to link the code of this program with the
   Motif and Open Motif libraries (or with modified versions of these
   that use the same license), and distribute linked combinations
   including the two. You must obey the GNU General Public License in all
   respects for all of the code used other than linking with Motif/Open
   Motif. If you modify this file, you may extend this exception to your
   version of the file, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not
   wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your version.

So what is the appropriate tag?


Ian Pilcher                                        i.pilcher at comcast.net

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