Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 907111
Qcad included non-free files
Last modified: 2014-01-15 22:33:44 EST
Qcad is CAD software, Source code license is GPL.
But other files is *NOT* GPL license. (NON-FREE)
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.
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem.
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?
Of course I'm not okay, but I have a choice?
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.
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?
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.
Package retired from rawhide.
I'll try to suggest to rpmfusion, but I never contributed to this repo before.
I've completed the missing step 2 in git master:
Has step 8 been done?
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.