Bug 1011464 - ruby included non-free codes.
ruby included non-free codes.
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ruby (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeroen van Meeuwen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FE-Legal
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Reported: 2013-09-24 06:55 EDT by mejiko
Modified: 2013-09-24 07:26 EDT (History)
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Description mejiko 2013-09-24 06:55:37 EDT
Hello.

Ruby included non-free codes.

Files:

ruby-2.0.0-p247/lib/gserver.rb


This code license is "freeware". generally, "freeware" is not "free software".
Its non-free. 

Note: What is "free" means ?

I think that:

freeware: "zero price" -> "Using freely, but do not allow copy, modify, distribute, sell, etc... for any purpose"

free software: "freedom" -> "Freely use, copy, modify, distribute, sell, etc... for any purpose"

See: https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.en.html



This problem is already reported. (Upstream and trisquel), and upstream already fixed this problem.

https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8913
https://trisquel.info/en/issues/10078


Suggests:

1. backport or upgrade to Upstream version.

2. Remove non-free code and rebuild.

3. Replace fedora free (Acceptable licensed) code.

4. Remove fedora repos.


Thanks.


Reference:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeware
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:Main?rd=Licensing
Comment 1 mejiko 2013-09-24 06:56:10 EDT
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem.
Comment 2 Vít Ondruch 2013-09-24 07:26:57 EDT
It is distributed under the same license terms as Ruby itself. It was recently fixed upstream: http://bugs.ruby-lang.org/projects/ruby-trunk/repository/revisions/42994

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