Bug 947786 - ARC included non-free and unclear license statement
Summary: ARC included non-free and unclear license statement
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: arc
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Hans de Goede
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-04-03 09:04 UTC by mejiko
Modified: 2013-04-20 19:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-04-20 19:38:28 UTC
Type: Bug

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Debian BTS 641449 0 None None None Never

Description mejiko 2013-04-03 09:04:31 UTC

ARC included non-free and unclear license statement. Its non-free and confuse. (ARC license tag is GPL)

Please See debian bug number "641449" datails.

I think that this package be affected by debian bug number "641449". (I view and checked this source package)


1. Remove Fedora repo.

2. Contact Upstream Author.

3. Make Scratch (clean room), under acceptable fedora license. (Example: GPL, BSD, etc...) 




Comment 1 mejiko 2013-04-03 09:05:07 UTC
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem.

Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2013-04-03 12:21:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem.

As is clearly explained in both the included LICENSE file and in the Debian bug you've so helpfully linked, there is no licensing issue. arc has been relicensed to the GPL license with permission of its original author -> clearing fe_legal

The only problem is that some of the docs / copyright messages printed when running arc do not properly reflect this license change. I'll prepare an updated arc package fixing this.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-04-03 13:31:10 UTC
arc-5.21p-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-04-03 16:15:54 UTC
Package arc-5.21p-1.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing arc-5.21p-1.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-04-20 19:38:30 UTC
arc-5.21p-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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