Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 334371
RAR v3 support in clamav violates license
Last modified: 2007-12-27 08:50:06 EST
While investigating the possible inclusion of a GPL'd unrar package (see
Bugzilla 319831), it was discovered that clamav contained a RAR v3
implementation that was copied/derived from the RARlabs unrar source code.
Eugene Roshal of RARlabs confirmed that they did not give permission for any RAR
v3 implementation to be used under the GPL, only under the unrar license (which
is GPL incompatible).
We need to remove this code from libclamav immediately, in all currently
maintained releases of Fedora (and EPEL, if branched).
clamav-0.91.2-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
How does an update release address the question of a license issue? Shouldn't
this not have closed?
It addressed it because I took out the unrar code from the clamav tarball,
reported the issue to clamav upstream, and pushed a new update. :)