Bug 892924 - unclear licensed files
unclear licensed files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mesa (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FE-Legal
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Reported: 2013-01-08 04:10 EST by mejiko
Modified: 2013-01-15 10:40 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-01-15 10:40:17 EST
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Description mejiko 2013-01-08 04:10:38 EST

mesa included unclear licensed files.

Source RPM is : mesa-8.0.4-1.fc17.src.rpm



This source code license is BSD like license, but this license section 2 is unclear and questionable.

Its non-free.

Note: I am not a lawer

Source URI:



Question: Is this license is compatible GPL and acceptable fedora ? 


1. Remove unclear files and rebuild.
2. Replace Fedora-free files.
3. Remove Fedora repos.



Comment 1 mejiko 2013-01-08 04:11:35 EST
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem (unclear).
Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2013-01-15 10:40:17 EST
I emailed the copyright holder for that code and clarified his intent for the license. Basically, what he was trying to say is that the additional clause in part 2 of the license is an optional way to meet the BSD requirement, but you can ignore it and treat that code as pure BSD. It is not intended as a use restriction. Red Hat Legal agrees, and asked me to include a copy of the clarifying email correspondence in the mesa package, which I have done as of mesa-9.0.1-4.fc19. Fedora will treat that code as BSD.

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