Bug 434690 - invalid-license LGPLv2+ with exceptions
invalid-license LGPLv2+ with exceptions
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpmlint (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ville Skyttä
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-24 09:08 EST by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2008-03-03 16:50 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.82-3
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Last Closed: 2008-03-03 16:50:51 EST
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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2008-02-24 09:08:55 EST
rpmlint issues the following warning:

  W: invalid-license LGPLv2+ with exceptions

whereas 'LGPLv2 with exceptions' (without the '+') is a valid license.

I think this is a valid license and there should not be a warning.

Example program which has this license is OCaml-Postgresql:

Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2008-03-01 05:39:01 EST
I tend to agree, but rpmlint simply includes the list of short license
identifiers from http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing, "LGPLv2+ with
exceptions" is not listed there.  Other similar missing ones include "LGPLv3
with exceptions" and "LGPLv3+ with exceptions".

spot, should those be added to the Wiki page?
Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-03-01 11:44:28 EST
Yes, they should (although, I'm not really aware of any LGPLv3* with exceptions
in the wild, they will probably exist sooner or later).
Comment 3 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-03-01 11:53:28 EST
The Licensing list now has entries for LGPLv[23]* with exceptions.
Comment 4 Ville Skyttä 2008-03-03 16:50:51 EST
Ok, rpmlint's config synced in 0.82-3.

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