[Fedora-packaging] Licensing issue in mantis
giallu at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 14:57:30 UTC 2007
On 3/30/07, Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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.
Ok. I assume this is to be done also upstream, that is, they can not
continue shipping it in the same tarball?
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