[Fedora-packaging] Licensing issue in mantis
Tom "spot" Callaway
tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Mar 30 14:33:56 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-03-30 at 09:25 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> 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).
Yeah, you'll need to remove it from the Source tarball. Just take it out
of the Source tarball, rename it to note that it is modified, and make a
comment in the spec file explaining why.
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