Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1025645
Both GPL and LGPL license files are required for LGPLv2+ project
Last modified: 2014-07-17 02:39:28 EDT
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
Contains only LGPL (filename: License.txt)
Contains both GPL (filename: License.txt)
and LGPL (filename: License.Lesser.txt)
Any update on this?
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.
David, I don't think you need to write any document.