Bug 1019040 - kate included non-free files
Summary: kate included non-free files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kate
Version: 22
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-10-15 04:30 UTC by mejiko
Modified: 2015-04-16 12:12 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-04-16 12:12:16 UTC
Type: Bug

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GNU Savannah 39677 0 None None None Never

Description mejiko 2013-10-15 04:30:20 UTC

kate included non-free files. 
Please see GNU Savannah bug number "39677" datails.

I think that this package be affected by GNU Savannah bug number "39677".


1. Remove non-free files and rebuild.

2. Replace fedora free (fedora acceptable licensed) files.

3. Remove fedora repos.




Comment 1 mejiko 2013-10-15 04:30:54 UTC
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2013-10-15 12:59:53 UTC
To avoid having to click around for details...


From: Andreas Klauer <Andreas.Klauer@metamorpher.de> 
To: Sam Geeraerts <samgee@elmundolibre.be> 
Subject: Re: LPC syntax file 
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:24:49 +0200 
User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15) 
On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 08:56:38PM +0200, Sam Geeraerts wrote: 
> I see that you are the author of the LPC syntax file 
> (kate/syntax/data/lpc.xml) for KDE's editor Kate. 

I don't think that even clears the threshold of originality. 
Do what ever you want with it. 
Andreas Klauer 


The file kate/syntax/data/lpc.xml says that it's license is "Artistic". It's from 2004, so it's safe to assume that this means the (non-free) Artistic License 1.0. 
There are also some syntax files which don't have their license field filled. I asked in #kate on Freenode. Someone called igli replied that it means that they fall under Kate's license (LGPL2), so that should be ok.


Comment 3 mejiko 2014-03-15 10:10:12 UTC
Changed to rawhide.

How it this bug current status ? 
Is this bug is resolved ?


Comment 4 Jaroslav Reznik 2015-03-03 15:08:23 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 22 development cycle.
Changing version to '22'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2015-04-16 12:12:16 UTC
The original author's comment is good enough for me.  He argues the contribution isn't copyright'able, and even if it is, "Do what ever you want with it." can mean, relicense it to comply with kde licensing policy.

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