Bug 1025645 - Both GPL and LGPL license files are required for LGPLv2+ project
Summary: Both GPL and LGPL license files are required for LGPLv2+ project
Alias: None
Product: Zanata
Classification: Retired
Component: Component-Docs
Version: development
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
: 3.4
Assignee: Ding-Yi Chen
QA Contact: Damian Jansen
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-11-01 07:33 UTC by Ding-Yi Chen
Modified: 2014-07-17 06:39 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-07-17 06:39:28 UTC

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Description Ding-Yi Chen 2013-11-01 07:33:42 UTC
Description of problem:
Zanata uses LGPLv2+ license and has LGPL license file.
However quote from http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html
   You should also include a copy of the license itself somewhere in the distribution of your program. All programs, whether they are released under the GPL or LGPL, should include the text version of the GPL. In GNU programs the license is usually in a file called COPYING.

   If you are releasing your program under the LGPL, you should also include the text version of the LGPL, usually in a file called COPYING.LESSER. Please note that, since the LGPL is a set of additional permissions on top of the GPL, it's important to include both licenses so users have all the materials they need to understand their rights.

In other words, both GPL and LGPL license files are required.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. https://github.com/zanata/zanata-server/master

Actual results:
Contains only LGPL (filename: License.txt)

Expected results:
Contains both GPL (filename: License.txt)
and LGPL (filename: License.Lesser.txt)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Damian Jansen 2014-03-05 01:52:55 UTC
Any update on this?

Comment 2 David O'Brien 2014-03-05 03:07:48 UTC
I'm not sure why this is a doc bug. It seems that one copy of each license needs to be included in the distribution somewhere. If there's something specific you need me to do from a doc perspective pls let me know.

Comment 3 Ding-Yi Chen 2014-03-05 03:53:35 UTC
David, I don't think you need to write any document.

Comment 4 Ding-Yi Chen 2014-03-12 07:59:37 UTC

Comment 5 Ding-Yi Chen 2014-05-01 04:27:34 UTC

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