Bug 1836387 - Unlicense wrongly showing up in the list of acceptable licences
Summary: Unlicense wrongly showing up in the list of acceptable licences
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Status: ASSIGNED
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution
Version: 33
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Tom "spot" Callaway
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2020-05-15 18:46 UTC by Thorsten Glaser
Modified: 2020-08-11 13:31 UTC (History)
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Description Thorsten Glaser 2020-05-15 18:46:28 UTC
Pamela Chestek dixit:

>Fedora considers it acceptable:
>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:Main#Good_Licenses

The “Unlicense” is a PD dedication, not a copyright licence. If it is even valid in any country it isn’t valid in many others, and these are impossible in, for example, most of the EU. There’s currently a discussion on the OSI mailing lists (first license-discuss, then license-review), if you’re interested in more details.

I request you to remove it from the list of acceptable licences.

Thanks in advance,
//mirabilos

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2020-05-15 19:06:08 UTC
Assigning to the Legal contact.

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2020-08-11 13:31:21 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 33 development cycle.
Changing version to 33.


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