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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Dual licensing question...



On 03/04/2009 05:09 PM, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> This is kind of a two part question.  I have a package up for review[1]
> that, per the author, is dual licensed GPL and Artistic.  Only GPL is
> accepted in Fedora.
> 
> Do I specify my License as just GPLv2+ or do I indicate it's dual
> licensed even though Artistic is not allowed in Fedora?

We permit you to list the Artistic license on dual licensed perl bits,
like this:

License: GPLv2+ or Artistic

Make sure the source (or the reference email) actually says GPL version
2 or later. If it just says GPL, it should be "GPL+ or Artistic".

> Also, there was a bit of confusion on the licensing status of this
> particular package.  The PKG-INFO file indicates "Artistic" as the
> license, but also lists GPL -- I think this is just a side effect of
> one of the two licenses needing to be listed as "primary" on the pypi
> page[2].  Note the License field there and then the Categories field.
> 
> I was able to contact the author, and he has indicated to me via email
> that this package should indeed be dual licensed under GPL and
> Artistic.  This leads me to wonder a couple of things:
> 
>   - Is the PKG-INFO as indicated above sufficient to demonstrate the
>     dual licensed nature of this package?
>   - If it's not, would including the email from the author as part of
>     the documentation be adequate?

Including the email as a %doc file is sufficient.

Thanks,

~spot


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