Bug 1381888 - SDL license problem
Summary: SDL license problem
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: SDL
Version: 23
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
unspecified
unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Petr Pisar
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/piperm...
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Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2016-10-05 09:41 UTC by mejiko
Modified: 2016-11-25 11:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-11-25 11:26:08 UTC


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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Debian BTS 814276 None None None 2016-10-05 09:42 UTC
Debian BTS 814445 None None None 2016-10-05 09:41 UTC

Description mejiko 2016-10-05 09:41:27 UTC
Hello.

SDL included non-free code.
See debian bug number "814445" details.

File List:

SDL-1.2.15/src/stdlib/SDL_qsort.c


I suggest that resolve license problem.
Thanks.



Reference:

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=814445
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?archive=no&bug=814276

Comment 1 Petr Pisar 2016-10-05 10:16:01 UTC
Indeed. Thank you for the report. I will remove the file.

Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2016-10-05 14:46:25 UTC
You do not need to remove the file. Upstream got permission from the copyright holder to relicense it:

https://hg.libsdl.org/SDL/rev/2e3396e62aa6

You can replace the file in SDL with the version in hg, or simply leave it as is, as the upstream copyright holder has effectively relicensed all versions of qsort under the zlib license.

Comment 3 Petr Pisar 2016-10-05 15:16:50 UTC
I cannot understand why is it retroactive, but I will trust you. I will unpush the changes and put a comment into spec file.

Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2016-11-25 09:36:50 UTC
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Approximately 4 (four) weeks from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 5 Petr Pisar 2016-11-25 11:26:08 UTC
Per Fedora legal department, this is not an issue for Fedora.


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