Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459148
Review Request: txt2rss - Convert from txt to rss
Last modified: 2013-03-13 01:43:30 EDT
txt2rss is a shell script that parses a simple txt file (in a simple
format) and convert it to RSS feed file. Simple to use and intuitive,
you need to set up a config file with parameter like webmaster's name,
link of the site and others, after you just call the script with
options like <input file> and a <output file>.
There is absolutely no mention of anything license-related in the source code. All we have is the upstream web site, but it's been long enough since this has come up that I don't recall if that's sufficient.
While I ask the right people, could you ask upstream to at least mention "GPLv3" somewhere in their code, and if possible to actually follow the suggestions in the GPL and put a copy of it in the tarball/zip and the proper license block in the code?
Informed upstream. Waiting for response.
I have confirmed about version here.
Confirmed upstream, that it is GPLv3. A license block will shortly be on scripts.
My patch for license block has been applied upstream:
I haven't done a scratch build but otherwise looks sane. The only problem I see is the lack of the license text within the package. You MUST include a copy of the license. This is recommended by the guidelines and mandated by the GPL license
Also as a recommendation, we need a man page.
I have reported upstream that they should include license file in there source.
http://code.google.com/p/txt2rss/issues/detail?id=4 Upstream has confirmed that it will be included ASAP.
I do not consider these issues as blockers but rather in a SHOULD list.
between I have added a man page and submitted it upstream as well.
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: txt2rss
Short Description: Convert from txt to rss
Branches: F-8 F-9
Cvsextras Commits: yes
txt2rss-0.1-3.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
txt2rss-0.1-3.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
txt2rss-0.1-3.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
txt2rss-0.1-3.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.