Bug 603712 - wrong license
Summary: wrong license
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: hyphen-bg
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-14 12:23 UTC by David Tardon
Modified: 2010-06-14 12:57 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-14 12:57:02 UTC

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Description David Tardon 2010-06-14 12:23:31 UTC
Description of problem:
http://bgoffice.sourceforge.net/license.html says the project is released under GPL 2 or better and the COPYRIGHT file in the package is for GPL 2. We currently have GPL+.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-14 12:42:55 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2010-06-14 12:48:01 UTC
Its unfortunately a little messy in 4.1, bgoffice 4.2 is more clear, that one says specifically in the documentation that "This package is distributed under the terms of either GNU General Public License Version 2 or later, or GNU Lesser General Public License Version 3 or later, or the Mozilla Public License Version 1.1.". 

For 4.1 though, this is not so clear, i.e. see

I don't think we can be sure that the current state of the web page URL reflects the older source package, so we fall into category 4, and the issue is resolved in bgoffice 4.2

Comment 4 David Tardon 2010-06-14 12:57:02 UTC
Ah, okay.

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