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|Summary:||doc license (OPL) is not using free clauses|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Karsten Wade <kwade>|
|Component:||system-config-date||Assignee:||Nils Philippsen <nphilipp>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-04-07 10:13:20 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:|
|Bug Blocks:||182235, 235706|
Description Karsten Wade 2007-12-10 20:00:35 EST
In Fedora 7 and 8 (and earlier) versions, system-config-date ships with documentation that is under the Open Publication License (OPL) 1.0. This license usage calls out two optional clauses of the OPL that make the content not freely modifiable or distributable. This usage is a remnant from the Red Hat ownership of the package when all docs were under that style of OPL; this is no longer the case, and Fedora uses the OPL *only* without the optional clauses. The file is: /usr/share/doc/system-config-date-<version>/legalnotice.html Below are two texts. (A) shows the license as how it currently appears in the package. (B) shows how it should appear. We may also want to update the copyright notice, although if the content hasn't changed at all since then, perhaps not. BTW, one benefit of this change is that Fedora Docs can then use the content for the Fedora Administration Guide, and help maintain the upstream version so we can draw from it downstream into our doc. You may also want to update the entire legalnotice file (and copyright), since we no longer are required to call out all those individual trademarks in that way. Here is an example of the legalnotice is constructed now: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f8/en_US/sn-legalnotice.html If you want to attach a copy of the XML file to this bug report, I can do the update and submit a patch. (A) Copyright © 2003 by Red Hat, Inc. This material may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, V1.0 or later (the latest version is presently available at http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/). Distribution of substantively modified versions of this document is prohibited without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Distribution of the work or derivative of the work in any standard (paper) book form for commercial purposes is prohibited unless prior permission is obtained from the copyright holder. (B) Copyright © 2003 by Red Hat, Inc. This material may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, V1.0 or later (the latest version is presently available at http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/).
Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2008-04-01 16:13:46 EDT
Nils, can we please get this done this week?
Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2008-04-03 06:24:39 EDT
*** Bug 419061 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2008-04-03 06:25:28 EDT
Sorry for the late reply, but I've replaced the online documentation in all my system-config-* tools a while ago with (partially updated) material from the RHEL-5 deployment guide, along with this came a change of the license of the docs to the same as the source code, i.e. GPLv2+. Is that sufficient? Or do we need/want this dual-licensed GPLv2+/OPL w/o restrictions? Mike H.?
Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-04-03 14:14:29 EDT
It is sufficient from a Fedora licensing perspective.
Comment 5 Nils Philippsen 2008-04-04 04:20:45 EDT
Mike H., what's the doc group's stance on this?
Comment 6 Michael Hideo 2008-04-06 23:09:54 EDT
Suffient from my perspective.
Comment 7 Nils Philippsen 2008-04-07 09:58:33 EDT
Great, I'll close this now.
Comment 8 Nils Philippsen 2008-04-07 10:03:58 EDT
Well, since the bug is against F8, I'll put this into MODIFIED until this is resolved there as well.
Comment 9 Jesse Keating 2008-04-07 10:13:20 EDT
I think this is mostly an upstream issue, and the F8 boat has sailed. I wouldn't bother updating on F8 unless you're fixing something else, so I'm going to close this again.