Bug 1327476 - openmx bundles liberi library
Summary: openmx bundles liberi library
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openmx
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: marcindulak
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-04-15 08:32 UTC by Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
Modified: 2017-11-21 14:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2017-11-21 14:57:38 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
clarification on license of liberi (39.54 KB, application/pdf)
2016-09-22 15:04 UTC, Tom "spot" Callaway
no flags Details

Description Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2016-04-15 08:32:07 UTC
Description of problem:
openmx bundles a library called liberi in source/liberi-091216, which seems to be non-free.

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

Additional info:
Original upstream seems to be here: http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEGG_v1_0.html and the license is non-free: http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/licence/licence.html
[...] No user or site will re-distribute the source code or executable code to a third party in original or modified form without the written permission of the author.
This licence does not permit any commercial (profit-making or proprietary) use or re-licensing or re-distributions. Persons interested in for-profit use should contact the author.

Please contact upstream as soon as possible. If the liberi code cannot be removed or re-licensed under a free license then the package must be removed from Fedora.

Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2016-04-15 20:40:33 UTC
I've attempted to email the author of LIBERI, as found here:


I am hopeful based on his direct contribution of this code to openmx that the license is actually GPL, but I will let you know what I find out.

Comment 2 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2016-06-24 13:15:42 UTC
That was my hope as well, since he's listed as OpenMX contributor on the official site: http://www.openmx-square.org/contributors.html . Has there been any reply from him?

Comment 3 Tom "spot" Callaway 2016-06-24 13:42:13 UTC
Not yet. I am resending it to see if perhaps it was overlooked.

Comment 4 Jan Kurik 2016-07-26 04:39:22 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 25 development cycle.
Changing version to '25'.

Comment 5 Tom "spot" Callaway 2016-09-22 15:04:32 UTC
Created attachment 1203781 [details]
clarification on license of liberi

Masayuki Toyoda replied to my email and gave permission for liberi to be used under the terms of the GPL, same as OpenMX.

Comment 6 Tom "spot" Callaway 2016-09-22 15:05:36 UTC
I believe this resolves the legal issue. Please pass this along to the OpenMX upstream so that they can make this change in their codebase.

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Comment 8 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2017-11-21 14:24:31 UTC
Bumping to rawhide so that it doesn't get auto-closed. I can see that the required Provides: are there so feel free to close manually if you don't intend to unbundle.

Comment 9 marcindulak 2017-11-21 14:57:38 UTC
I don't think we unbundle, since the authors of openmx don't do that upstream.

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