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AW: INFO: Popt 1.14 license evaluation - response appreciated

From: Hulin, Gerlinde (E D EA SOL D TC1) <gerlinde.hulin@siemens.com>
Date: Mon 14 Mar 2011 - 12:41:14 CET
Message-ID: <B537B66DDB35F249B532C9B9977DF9E1065BA08278@WW001E1ERLMM12.ww001.siemens.net>
Hello,

I was wondering if you could respond to my question ? Are ou going to get the issues sorted out regarding the license texts ?

Best regards,
Gerlinde Hulin


_____________________________________________
Von:    Hulin, Gerlinde (E D EA SOL D TC1)
Gesendet:       Thursday, March 03, 2011 10:15 AM
An:     'popt-devel@rpm5.org'
Cc:     Hufnagel, Michael (E D EA SOL EN)
Betreff:        INFO: Popt 1.14 license evaluation - response appreciated


Hello,
Am doing the liecense clearing for open source components in our department. I did the clearing your component popt1.4.
I scanned all files of popt 1.14 for license informations. Unfortunately there are issues regarding the popt licenses. Most of the licenses does not match with the MIT license. Some files are under the GPL (wich is irreversible !), and 2 license informations are not correct. Jef Johnson told me to post to this email in order to get the issues sorted out.
On the home page popt is stated as MIT style license http://freshmeat.net/tags/mitx-consortium-license.  But here is what I found:

1)      Global Licenses


MIT style - disclaimer X Consortium for promotion       Copyright (c) 1998  Red Hat Software

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 and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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 THE
X CONSORTIUM 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.

Except as contained in this notice, the name of the X Consortium 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 X Consortium.     <36> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\COPYING
<294> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\install-sh
<3070> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\config.sub
<2250> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\config.guess
<14434> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\ltmain.sh
<125> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\popthelp.c
<47> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\poptint.h
<0> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\test1.c
<0> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\po\sv.po
<0> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\po\vi.po
<0> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\po\fr.po
<0> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\po\pl.po
<0> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\po\de.po
<44> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\popt.h
<49> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\poptparse.c
<2797> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\popt.3
<50> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\poptconfig.c



2)      Other Licenses - NO NOT USE - license issue

Open Issue

... /* (C) 1998-2002 Red Hat, Inc. -- Licensing details are in the COPYING
   file accompanying popt source distributions, available from
   ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/dist. */ ...       This strin occurs in many places but the
this link here is not correct

Wrong license information

# This file is distributed under the same license as the popt package.
# This file is put in the public domain.
        <0> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\po\fi.po


Dual License GPL or LGPL without any version number -> this is wrong

/*
    Popt Library Test Program Number Too

    --> "a real world test of popt bugs" <--
    Copyright (C) 1999 US Interactive, Inc.
    This program can be used under the GPL or LGPL at your
    whim as long as this Copyright remains attached.
*/      <0> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\test2.c


3)      Other Licenses

GPL V2 or later Reference with Autoconf Exception_cct

This file is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street - Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
02110-1301, USA.
As a special exception to the GNU General Public License, if you
distribute this file as part of a program that contains a
configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may include it under
the same distribution terms that you use for the rest of that program.  <426> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\config.sub
<223> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\config.guess
<326> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\ltmain.sh
<153243> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<315017> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\configure


GPL exception clause 1

# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
# any later version.

# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.

# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
# 02110-1301, USA.

# As a special exception to the GNU General Public License, if you
# distribute this file as part of a program that contains a
# configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may include it under
# the same distribution terms that you use for the rest of that program.        <964> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\missing
<885> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\depcomp


GPL v2 or later reference 13

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.     <273> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\missing
<194> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\depcomp


Unlimited Permission Notice FSF

This configure script is free software; the Free Software Foundation
gives unlimited permission to copy, distribute and modify it.   <302> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\configure
<44604> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\configure
<258374> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<259966> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<260954> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<261998> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<263084> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<263831> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<265434> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<266746> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<267274> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<238424> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<239987> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<242451> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<243414> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<249716> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<252572> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<257245> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<257710> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<297> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\config.rpath
<1125> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<98> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\lib-ld.m4
<108> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\progtest.m4
<102> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\lib-prefix.m4
<106> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\nls.m4
<95> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\po.m4
<100> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\gettext.m4
<101> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\lib-link.m4
<105> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\iconv.m4


Makefile.in is free Software

This Makefile.in is free software; the Free Software Foundation
gives unlimited permission to copy and/or distribute it,
with or without modifications, as long as this notice is preserved.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law; without
even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.     <220> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\Makefile.in


FSF Unlimited Permission        dnl Copyright (C) 1995-2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
dnl This file is free software; the Free Software Foundation
dnl gives unlimited permission to copy and/or distribute it,
dnl with or without modifications, as long as this notice is preserved.
dnl
dnl This file can can be used in projects which are not available under
dnl the GNU General Public License or the GNU Library General Public
dnl License but which still want to provide support for the GNU gettext
dnl functionality.
dnl Please note that the actual code of the GNU gettext library is covered
dnl by the GNU Library General Public License, and the rest of the GNU
dnl gettext package package is covered by the GNU General Public License.

dnl They are *not* in the public domain.        <1323> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
<306> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\progtest.m4
<304> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\nls.m4
<293> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\po.m4
<298> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\m4\gettext.m4
<156> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4


Public Domain

# This file is put in the public domain.
        <1431> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\install-sh
<0> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\po\ga.po
<0> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\po\nl.po
<0> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\po\popt.pot


Best regards,

Gerlinde Hulin

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