Bug 907111 - Qcad included non-free files
Qcad included non-free files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qcad (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alain Portal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FE-Legal
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Reported: 2013-02-03 05:21 EST by mejiko
Modified: 2014-01-15 22:33 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-02-26 11:00:31 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Debian BTS 375252 None None None Never
Debian BTS 645043 None None None Never
Debian BTS 646897 None None None Never

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Description mejiko 2013-02-03 05:21:53 EST

Qcad is CAD software, Source code license is GPL.
But other files is *NOT* GPL license. (NON-FREE)

See: http://www.ribbonsoft.com/en/qcad-downloads-trial

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This problem is already reported (Debian BTS).


1. Replace Librecad (review request is not find)

2. Replace Fedora free (Fedora acceptable licensed) files.

3. Remove Fedora repos. 



Comment 1 mejiko 2013-02-03 05:23:35 EST
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem.
Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2013-02-25 02:18:31 EST
I have some packages ready for review soon for librecad, I think the best course of action is to retire qcad due to legal concerns. Alain, are you okay with this?
Comment 3 Alain Portal 2013-02-25 05:20:54 EST
Of course I'm not okay, but I have a choice?
Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2013-02-25 06:56:58 EST
Well, if you think there is a way to resolve the non-free licensing issues with qcad, I am certainly willing to consider that.

The issue seems to be that all of the fonts, patterns, example libraries, and documentation are non-free. If all of these items were removed, it could remain, but I'm not sure how functional or useful qcad would be at that point.
Comment 5 Alain Portal 2013-02-25 08:06:36 EST
As you say, removing all non-free items will make qcad probably useless...
Documentation was really usefull.

Have I to understand that qcad have to be deleted from all branches and from Fedora repositories?
Comment 6 Tom "spot" Callaway 2013-02-25 13:49:23 EST
No, just retire it and delete in rawhide before F19 branches (which means, do it soon!). I think this would be a great candidate to move to rpmfusion.

Comment 7 Alain Portal 2013-02-26 11:00:31 EST
Package retired from rawhide.
I'll try to suggest to rpmfusion, but I never contributed to this repo before.
Comment 8 Michael Schwendt 2013-07-15 06:29:54 EDT
I've completed the missing step 2 in git master:

Has step 8 been done?
Comment 9 Alain Portal 2013-07-15 07:04:08 EDT
Yes: https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/ticket/5509
Comment 10 Richard Shaw 2014-01-15 22:33:44 EST
Has any of this changed with version 3.4.5? I have not been able to find enough specifics between this bug and the linked debian bugs to make an evaluation.


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