Bug 991356 - jna: bundles several jar files including non-distributable clover.jar
jna: bundles several jar files including non-distributable clover.jar
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: jna (Show other bugs)
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unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Mikolaj Izdebski
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-02 04:24 EDT by Stanislav Ochotnicky
Modified: 2015-06-11 23:31 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 4.1.0-8
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Last Closed: 2015-06-11 23:31:39 EDT
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Description Stanislav Ochotnicky 2013-08-02 04:24:45 EDT
Description of problem:
jna tarball should be cleaned. It is currently 50+MB, with *a lot* of bundled things. One of them is clover.jar which has quite draconian EULA.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
jna-4.0.0-1.fc20 (but older versions are also affected)

Additional info:
See packaging guidelines [1] and licensing guidelines [2].

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines
[2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:LicensingGuidelines
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-09-16 10:59:08 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.

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Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2015-05-29 05:14:18 EDT
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Comment 3 Mikolaj Izdebski 2015-06-03 03:48:56 EDT
JNA contains non-free code. This is a serious bug. Can it be finally fixed?
Comment 4 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2015-06-03 10:56:00 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 5 Colin Walters 2015-06-03 10:58:42 EDT
Hi, I no longer use JNA and thus have orphaned it.

However, I suspect at least some of the bundling might be something I missed during initial review/submission, and I apologize for that.  I can spend a small amount of time assisting with this.

I suspect the most fruitful thing to do would be to inform upstream of this, and additionally look at what other distributions like Debian do.
Comment 6 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2015-06-03 17:12:21 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 7 Mikolaj Izdebski 2015-06-11 03:48:49 EDT
Fixed in jna-4.1.0-8
Comment 8 Mikolaj Izdebski 2015-06-11 23:31:39 EDT
I believe that this bug is fixed in jna-4.1.0-8,
which is available in Fedora Rawhide, so I am closing this bug now.

The build containing the fix can be found at Koji:

This bug was fixed in the next release of Fedora, and is not planned
to be fixed in the release it was filed against.  If you want this bug
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