Bug 892109 - mrpt is non-free (licensed under AFPL) file included
Summary: mrpt is non-free (licensed under AFPL) file included
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mrpt
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
unspecified
unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rich Mattes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2013-01-05 08:54 UTC by mejiko
Modified: 2013-01-07 18:43 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-01-07 18:43:40 UTC


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Description mejiko 2013-01-05 08:54:37 UTC
Hello.

mrpt included non-free files.

Source RPM is "mrpt-0.9.5-0.2.20110917svn2662.fc17.src.rpm"



Files and licenses:

File:

mrpt-0.9.5/libs/base/src/utils/xmlparser/xmlParser.h 

License: AFPL and BSD

But BSD license apply is "project specific". (see "mrpt-0.9.5/libs/base/src/utils/xmlparser/xmlParser.h" datails.)

Its non-free.

Note: AFPL is "Aladdin Free Public License".


Suggests:

1. Remove non-free file and rebuild.
2. replace to fedora-free code. (e.g libxml)
3. Remove to fedora repos.

Thanks.



Reference:

https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#NonFreeSoftwareLicense
http://artifex.com/downloads/doc/Public.htm
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:Main?rd=Licensing#Bad_Licenses

Comment 1 mejiko 2013-01-05 08:55:16 UTC
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem.

Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2013-01-07 18:43:40 UTC
Red Hat Legal reviewed the "specificity" clause and determined that it was acceptable to treat the xmlParser code as BSD within the mrpt package. Closing NOTABUG.


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