Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 988715
License is incorrect
Last modified: 2013-07-29 09:55:42 EDT
Description of problem:
License currently states that the package is "Copyright only", but that is incorrect. License text is as follows:
I noticed that docbook-style-xsl package has License tag set to "Copyright
only". However this is the text of COPYING file:
Copyright (C) 1999-2007 Norman Walsh
Copyright (C) 2003 Jiří Kosek
Copyright (C) 2004-2007 Steve Ball
Copyright (C) 2005-2008 The DocBook Project
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 O'Reilly Media
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
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
Except as contained in this notice, the names of individuals
credited with contribution to this software shall not be used in
advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
dealings in this Software without prior written authorization
from the individuals in question.
Any stylesheet derived from this Software that is publically
distributed will be identified with a different name and the
version strings in any derived Software will be changed so that
no possibility of confusion between the derived package and this
Software will exist.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL NORMAN WALSH OR ANY OTHER
CONTRIBUTOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
There was an email to fedora-legal about this in April, but it probably fell through cracks. Blocking FE_LEGAL so it doesn't again
Ok, I assume the same is true for docbook5-style-xsl package as well and maybe some other docbook packages - they are quite old and IANAL - so I kept the package license when I got ownership. I'll change it once we find out what's the right license for these packages (as Spot said, it is not 100% MIT).
Use "DMIT" for the License identifier. It is Free, but GPL-incompatible.
Sorry for this one falling through the cracks. Lifting FE-Legal,
(Apologies for the wrong user on the previous ticket, I was doing some cleanups and I didn't log out of that account.)
Affected docbook-style-xsl and docbook-style-dsssl ... fixed in Rawhide. Thanks for report.