Antonio Trande | 27 May 14:00 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] MHDAC, MSFileReader, WRDAC, Wiff Reader Library licenses


Hi all.

I'm almost sure that MHDAC, MSFileReader, WRDAC, Wiff Reader Library
licenses (proprietary but granted) **are not compatibles with Fedora**:
http://proteowizard.sourceforge.net/formats.shtml

Please, can you confirm?

Thanks.

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Ding Yi Chen | 26 May 02:25 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] Can 7kaa has music?

Hi,

I packed 7kaa
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1220779

The project itself is GPL, but
I would like to know whether the game music can get in as well.

The Term: COPYING-Music.txt

Seven Kingdoms Music Soundtrack
Copyright (c)1997 Bjorn Lynne
Copyright (c)1997 Enlight Software Ltd.

Permission is granted to anyone to use these media files with
Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries from Enlight Ltd., and to redistribute
copies of these media files freely, subject to the following restrictions:

1. The redistributed media files are a complete set, unmodified, and correctly
   represented for use with Seven Kingdoms.

2. The authors are acknowledged with any distribution.

3. This notice may not be removed or altered in any distribution.

The authors do not grant any additional right outside of the use with
Seven Kingdoms. Any re-recording or derivative works based on the provided
soundtracks is subject to any applicable copyright laws.

These media files are provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
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Alec Leamas | 16 Apr 19:21 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] libdvdcss and XFS status

Saw message [1]. I understand that we need more meat on that bone to say 
anything specific. That said, is there are chance that we could add 
libdvdcss and XFS to fedora (libdvdcss is my primary interest)?

Cheers!

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[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/04/msg00006.html
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Matthew Miller | 12 Mar 22:03 2015

[Fedora-legal-list] updating embargoed nations wiki page -- board to council


See https://fedorahosted.org/council/ticket/24.

I'm updating various wiki pages to reflect current project structure.
One such page is https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Embargoed_nations. This
contains several statements about Fedora Board beliefs and findings. I
would like to propose that we simply replace Board with Council
everywhere it appears.

From a legal perspective, is there any issue with this?

Thanks!

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Alec Leamas | 12 Mar 09:45 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] New "Artistic clarified" LICENSE

Dear list,

During review of the tonto package [1] it turns out it carries a license 
which is similar, but not identical to the Artistic Clarified license in 
the Fedora License list[2].

FWIW, in my eyes it looks like an "even more clarified" version.

Can this license be considered free? If so, how should I use it?

For convenience, the tonto license is at http://ur1.ca/jw8e9

Thanks,

--alec

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1197471
[2] 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:ArtisticClarified?rd=Licensing/ArtisticClarified
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Petr Šabata | 10 Mar 22:18 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] Henry Spencer's license

Dear legal,

While checking the contents of our `perl' package, I noticed the following:

(...)

/* NOTE: this is derived from Henry Spencer's regexp code, and should not
 * confused with the original package (see point 3 below).  Thanks, Henry!
 */

/* Additional note: this code is very heavily munged from Henry's version
 * in places.  In some spots I've traded clarity for efficiency, so don't
 * blame Henry for some of the lack of readability.
 */

/* The names of the functions have been changed from regcomp and
 * regexec to  pregcomp and pregexec in order to avoid conflicts
 * with the POSIX routines of the same names.
*/

(...)

* pregcomp and pregexec -- regsub and regerror are not used in perl
 *
 *      Copyright (c) 1986 by University of Toronto.
 *      Written by Henry Spencer.  Not derived from licensed software.
 *
 *      Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any
 *      purpose on any computer system, and to redistribute it freely,
 *      subject to the following restrictions:
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Michal Srb | 9 Mar 14:41 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] objenesis - files with unclear licensing

Hi folks,

Package "objenesis" in Fedora contains two files with following license 
header:

/**
  * COPYRIGHT & LICENSE
  *
  * This code is Copyright (c) 2006 BEA Systems, inc. It is provided 
free, as-is and without any warranties for the purpose of
  * inclusion in Objenesis or any other open source project with a FSF 
approved license, as long as this notice is not
  * removed. There are no limitations on modifying or repackaging the 
code apart from this.
  *
  * BEA does not guarantee that the code works, and provides no support 
for it. Use at your own risk.
  *
  * Originally developed by Leonardo Mesquita. Copyright notice added by 
Henrik St\u00E0hl, BEA JRockit Product Manager.
  *
  */

Does this mean that these files are licensed under ASL 2.0 as the rest 
of the objenesis project? [1]

Thanks,
Michal

[1]: http://objenesis.org/license.html
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Martin Gansser | 8 Mar 09:23 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] license question about a new package

Hi,

I have a question about the packet xvst, can it be included in fedora
or belongs it to rpmfusion.

However, I am unsure what regards the downloaded content.
But the technical possibility of copy-protected porn
download could be a problem of License Terms.
On the other hand, we also have youtube-dl, officially in Fedora.

How should I proceed here?

the scratch build:
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=9169191[https://3c.web.de/mail/client/dereferrer?redirectUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fkoji.fedoraproject.org%2Fkoji%2Ftaskinfo%3FtaskID%3D9169191]

Spec URL: https://martinkg.fedorapeople.org/Review/SPECS/xvst.spec
SRPM URL: https://martinkg.fedorapeople.org/Review/SRPMS/xvst-2.5.2-1.20140804gitcbfafe4.fc21.src.rpm

Thanks for your feedback.
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Martin Gansser | 8 Mar 00:26 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] license question about a new package


Hi,
I have a question about the packet xvst, can it be included in fedora
or belongs it to rpmfusion.

However, I am unsure what regards the downloaded content.
But the technical possibility of copy-protected porn
download could be a problem of License Terms.
On the other hand, we also have youtube-dl, officially in Fedora.

How should I proceed here?

the scratch build:
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=9169191

Spec URL: https://martinkg.fedorapeople.org/Review/SPECS/xvst.spec
SRPM URL: https://martinkg.fedorapeople.org/Review/SRPMS/xvst-2.5.2-1.20140804gitcbfafe4.fc21.src.rpm

Thanks for your feedback.
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Richard Fearn | 6 Mar 17:13 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] Suitability of EPICS Open License

Hi,

I would like to get the legal team's opinion on the EPICS Open License:

  http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/license/open.php

This licence is used for the Experimental Physics and Industrial
Control System (EPICS):

  http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/

More information about the licence can be found here:

  http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/license/index.php

Thanks,

Richard

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Björn Persson | 1 Mar 11:49 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] a derivative of the Linux Documentation Project License

The MySQL++ User Manual has another license than the library itself,
but the -manuals subpackage inherits its License field from the main
package. This shall be fixed, but it's not obvious what the license of
the manual should be called. It's described as follows:

| The MySQL++ User Manual is licensed under a unique license derived from
| the Linux Documentation Project License. (The only changes are due to
| the fact that the User Manual isn't actually part of the LDP, so a lot
| of the language in the LDPL doesn't make sense when applied to the user
| manual.)

The license text is included below. Shall I call this license "LDPL",
or does it need a name of its own?

Björn Persson

MySQL++ User Manual License
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I. COPYRIGHT

    The copyright to the MySQL++ User Manual is owned by its authors.

II. LICENSE

    The MySQL++ User Manual may be reproduced and distributed in whole
    or in part, in any medium physical or electronic, provided that
    this license notice is displayed in the reproduction. Commercial
    redistribution is permitted and encouraged. Thirty days advance
    notice via email to the authors of redistribution is appreciated,
    to give the authors time to provide updated documents.

    A. REQUIREMENTS OF MODIFIED WORKS

        All modified documents, including translations,
        anthologies, and partial documents, must meet the
        following requirements:

            1.  The modified version must be labeled as such.

            2.  The person making the modifications must be
                identified.

            3.  Acknowledgement of the original author must be
                retained.

            4.  The location of the original unmodified
                document be identified.

            5.  The original authors' names may not be used
                to assert or imply endorsement of the
                resulting document without the original
                authors' permission.

        In addition it is requested that:

            1.  The modifications (including deletions)
                be noted.

            2.  The authors be notified by email of the
                modification in advance of redistribution,
                if an email address is provided in
                the document.

        Mere aggregation of the MySQL++ User Manual with other
        documents or programs on the same media shall not cause
        this license to apply to those other works.

        All translations, derivative documents, or modified
        documents that incorporate the MySQL++ User Manual may
        not have more restrictive license terms than these,
        except that you may require distributors to make the
        resulting document available in source format.
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