Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 892924
unclear licensed files
Last modified: 2013-01-15 10:40:17 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.
Note: I am not a lawer
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.
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem (unclear).
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.