Bug 1019043 - kde-baseapps included non-free files.
Summary: kde-baseapps included non-free files.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kde-baseapps
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-10-15 04:36 UTC by mejiko
Modified: 2014-11-24 15:55 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-11-24 15:55:18 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNU Savannah 39678 None None None Never
KDE Software Compilation 323427 None None None Never

Description mejiko 2013-10-15 04:36:32 UTC

kde-baseapps included non-free files.
Please see GNU Savannah bug number "39678" datails.

I think that this package be affected by GNU Savannah bug number "39678".


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 04:37:03 UTC
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2013-10-15 13:02:22 UTC
To avoid having to click around for details:

bug #39678: kdebase: kdepasswd is possibly non-free


Reported to KDE [1]. I'll give it some time before I put effort into repackaging. 
[1] https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=323427


In package kdebase, the file apps/kdepasswd/kdepasswd.cpp has a notice in the header with an X11 style license: 


But the "about" data in the code says that it falls under the (non-free) Artistic License:

    KAboutData aboutData("kdepasswd", 0, ki18n("KDE passwd"),
            KDE_VERSION_STRING, ki18n("Changes a UNIX password."),
            KAboutData::License_Artistic, ki18n("Copyright (c) 2000 Geert Jansen"));

Comment 3 mejiko 2014-03-15 10:10:35 UTC
Changed to rawhide.

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


Comment 4 Kevin Kofler 2014-11-24 15:55:18 UTC
As per https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=323427#c6 the author confirmed that the MIT license applies. (See e-mail attached to the upstream Bugzilla.)

The reason this was not changed in the KAboutData is probably that there is no KAboutData::License_MIT.

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