[Fedora-packaging] Licensing issue in mantis

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Fri Mar 30 14:25:44 UTC 2007

Rex Dieter wrote:
> Gianluca Sforna wrote:
>> sorry for the duplicate post, but I am afraid fedora-extras-list was
>> not the best place for this...
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Gianluca Sforna <giallu at gmail.com>
>> Date: Mar 30, 2007 10:41 AM
>> Subject: Licensing issue in mantis
>> To: Discussion related to Fedora Extras <fedora-extras-list at redhat.com>
>> Mantis (php) codebase includes a module which comes from a 3rd party
>> project and is licensed with a "free for non commercial use" style
>> clause which is, AFAICT, incompatible with the GPL.
>> Is removing the offending file from the rpm package during %install 
>> enough?
> Yes (imo).

On second thought, it probably ought to be removed from the source 
tarball, on the chance that possible commercial use makes the srpm 
non-re-distributable (depends on the exactly licensing terms, I guess).

-- Rex

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