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):
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.
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.
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?
Not yet. I am resending it to see if perhaps it was overlooked.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 25 development cycle.
Changing version to '25'.
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.
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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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.
I don't think we unbundle, since the authors of openmx don't do that upstream.