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Re: AW: INFO: Popt 1.14 license evaluation - response appreciated

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Mon 14 Mar 2011 - 15:02:43 CET
Message-id: <32765F07-21C0-46D9-8716-D06BD1E9F8AD@mac.com>

On Mar 14, 2011, at 7:41 AM, Hulin, Gerlinde (E D EA SOL D TC1) wrote:

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

Is the most important issue -- highlighted in RED -- the fact that
the POPT license is no longer available at
	ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/dist

If that's the issue, you will have to contact the owners of the rpm.org domain
(i.e. Red Hat) and tell them to put their license where oit belongs.

I've left the original license text in POPT exactly as written for historical continuity.

But if changing a URI is all that you want/need, I can/will change the URI.

73 de Jeff


>  
> 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.  
> */
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>  
>  	 	 
>  
> 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.
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> <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.
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> <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
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> <258374> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
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> <260954> \artifact.unpacked\popt-1.14\aclocal.m4
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> <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,
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> 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
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> <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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