Bug 890308 - Gnuplot linking readline and license problem
Summary: Gnuplot linking readline and license problem
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnuplot
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Frantisek Kluknavsky
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-12-26 10:10 UTC by mejiko
Modified: 2013-01-14 04:23 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-01-14 04:23:50 UTC

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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
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Description mejiko 2012-12-26 10:10:26 UTC

gnuplot linked readline. readline is licensed under GPL. 
gnuplot license is GPL incompatible.

bug #134972 (See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=134922#c4) conclusion is:

"This package is dual (GPL and Gnuplot License) license, Its GPL compatible."

but *ALL* gnuplot source code file is not dual (Gnuplot license and GPL) license. I think that gnuplot is not GPL compatible (violate GPL) and non-redistributable. because This *ALL* gnuplot source code file is not dual (Gnuplot license and GPL) license. 

"Licensed under GPL or Gnuplot license source code + Licensed under Gnuplot license only source code + linking readline (licensed under GPL) => license incompatible (Gnuplot vs GPL)"


1. replace readline to editline.
2. Dropping readline.
3. Remove Fedora repos.

and this package is not compliant gnuplot license (Section 2, 3, and 4). See debian bug number 404270. 






Comment 1 mejiko 2012-12-26 10:11:25 UTC
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2013-01-04 19:59:14 UTC
gnuplot-4.6.1-4.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-01-05 21:55:51 UTC
Package gnuplot-4.6.1-4.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 gnuplot-4.6.1-4.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-01-14 04:23:53 UTC
gnuplot-4.6.1-4.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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