On Fri, 2007-03-30 at 16:57 +0200, Gianluca Sforna wrote:
On 3/30/07, Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-03-30 at 09:25 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > Rex Dieter wrote:
> > > Gianluca Sforna wrote:
> > >> sorry for the duplicate post, but I am afraid fedora-extras-list was
> > >> not the best place for this...
> > >>
> > >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > >> From: Gianluca Sforna <giallu(a)gmail.com>
> > >> Date: Mar 30, 2007 10:41 AM
> > >> Subject: Licensing issue in mantis
> > >> To: Discussion related to Fedora Extras
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Mantis (php) codebase includes a module which comes from a 3rd party
> > >> project and is licensed with a "free for non commercial use"
> > >> clause which is, AFAICT, incompatible with the GPL.
> > >> Is removing the offending file from the rpm package during %install
> > >> enough?
> > >
> > > Yes (imo).
> > On second thought, it probably ought to be removed from the source
> > tarball, on the chance that possible commercial use makes the srpm
> > non-re-distributable (depends on the exactly licensing terms, I guess).
> Yeah, you'll need to remove it from the Source tarball. Just take it out
> of the Source tarball, rename it to note that it is modified, and make a
> comment in the spec file explaining why.
Ok. I assume this is to be done also upstream, that is, they can not
continue shipping it in the same tarball?
While this is something that we would like to encourage upstream to do
(either relicense it without the commercial use restriction or pull the
code out entirely), it is not required. You only need to do this to meet