Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 967411
fpc included non-free code
Last modified: 2013-05-27 15:37:21 EDT
SRC RPM is : "fpc-2.6.0-3.fc18.src.rpm".
fpc included non-free code.
This code license is proprietary, Its non-free.
This code license freely distributable, but do not allow modify. Its non-free.
This code is not license infomation. Its non-free.
1. remove non-free code and rebuild.
2. replace fedora free (acceptable licensed) files.
3. remove fedora repos.
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem.
It' a header file. Afaik it is not possible to claim copyright on such headers. (Since it's not a creative work) It would imply that no-one could use opengl in any open-source project at all.
The copyright-information is in those files, because those files are automatically generated from the original header-files. The comments are copied.
I'll ask upstream what to do. And maybe someone from legal can help?
Besides, I find it hard to call this 'non-free' It's basically a BSD-license. Quoted from glu.pp:
* Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
* copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
* to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
* the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
* and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
* Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
* The above copyright notice including the dates of first publication and
* either this permission notice or a reference to
* shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
Seems that this is already changed in fpc version 2.6.0, which is packaged in F18. For more information see this upstream bug: http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=20200