Bug 100758 - COPYING.LIB is not shipped with gmp
Summary: COPYING.LIB is not shipped with gmp
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: gmp
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Blocks: CambridgeBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-07-25 00:58 UTC by Miloslav Trmac
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:56 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-02 06:02:41 UTC

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Description Miloslav Trmac 2003-07-25 00:58:02 UTC
The gmp package ships COPYING (GPL), but not COPYING.LIB (LGPL). Strict reading
of LGPL (which requires the license to be copied) would imply that the Red Hat
package must be shipping gmp under GPL (as allowed by LGPL section 3).

In fact, the library is under LGPL and only demos (which are not shipped)
are under GPL.

Considering that php is, according to rpm headers, under a special PHP
license, and the PHP license is, according to www.gnu.org, GPL-incompatible,
this could mean trouble, if FSF decided to be (absurdly) strict about licensing.
[NOTE: I have not checked the PHP thing in detail].

The obvious fix is to ship COPYING.LIB.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gmp-4.1.2-2, gmp-4.1.2-6.1

Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2003-10-02 06:02:41 UTC
Should be fixed with -7.

Thanks a lot for your feedback,

Florian La Roche

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