Bug 840896 - GeoIP package has wrong License
GeoIP package has wrong License
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: GeoIP (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul Howarth
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-17 10:22 EDT by Jan Safranek
Modified: 2012-12-20 11:04 EST (History)
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Description Jan Safranek 2012-07-17 10:22:51 EDT
md5.c is licensed under GPLv2+ and it seems to be linked at least to libGeoIPUpdate. Therefore everything what links this library must be GPLv2+ too.

Upstream COPYING file mentions this exception.

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Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-10-22 10:21:09 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 2 Paul Howarth 2012-10-22 11:16:49 EDT
How about I change the package's license tag to "LGPLv2+ and GPLv2+", with most of the package being "LGPLv2+" and just %{_libdir}/libGeoIPUpdate* being "GPLv2+"?

That would reflect upstream's licenses whilst creating minimal impact on the rest of the distribution, since all current GeoIP users in Fedora are linked against libGeoIP but not libGeoIPUpdate.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-10-22 16:57:24 EDT
GeoIP-1.4.8-4.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-10-23 02:49:00 EDT
Package GeoIP-1.4.8-4.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing GeoIP-1.4.8-4.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-12-20 11:04:29 EST
GeoIP-1.4.8-4.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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