[arch-dev-public] [arch-general] readline GPL violation on two pkgs?
t.powa at gmx.de
Wed Jun 24 12:41:23 EDT 2009
Am Mittwoch 24 Juni 2009 schrieben Sie:
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 8:05 AM, Gerardo Exequiel
> Pozzi<vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
> > Pierre Chapuis wrote:
> >> Le Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:22:03 -0300,
> >> Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi <vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar> a écrit :
> >>> Hi,
> >>> I just do a quick scan of soft linked with readline and I think that
> >>> these two pkgs that are linked with readline violates GPL:
> >>> extra/tftp-hpa
> >>> community/ngspice
> >>> Both have the "old" BSD (4-clause) license and is linked with readline
> >>> that is GPL, so there is an incompatibility [#1]
> >> For tftp-hpa, the license used in the PKGBUILD looks wrong. tftp-hpa is
> >> "available under the same license as the "OpenBSD" operating system",
> >> and OpenBSD uses a 3-clause license.
> >> I guess the packager just copied a part of
> >> http://www.openbsd.org/policy.html without looking further :
> >> "Berkeley rescinded the 3rd term (the advertising term) on 22 July 1999.
> >> Verbatim copies of the Berkeley license in the OpenBSD tree have that
> >> term removed."
> > Hi,
> > See the source code, is "old" BSD, or maybe the author forgot to update
> > the license ? for example tftp/main.c uses 4-clause and uses readline.
> You think we should just remove the package? We have alternate tftp
> implementations, right?
Hrm, i think pxelinux needs this tftp and gentoo builds it the same way, if we
start to pick on those it's horrible.
I never heared that bsd licensed software isn't allowed to link against gpl
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
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