Florian Weimer | 21 Jul 14:03 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] Screen captures from movies/TV shows

I just discovered a Fedora package which ships a screen capture from a
(still copyrighted, I assume) TV show in the SRPM.  Is this a problem?

(The package does not discuss the screen capture or engages with it on
an intellectual level, it's just there for laughs.)

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Mattia Verga | 5 Jul 11:41 2015
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[Fedora-legal-list] GPLv2/v3 confusion

Hi,
I'm starting a review of a new package:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1160475

I'm a bit confused about license of the package: some files are licensed 
GPLv3, some other GPLv2 and one file is licensed LGPLv2... is it ok to 
have the program licensed under GPLv3?

Thanks
Mattia
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Matthew Miller | 24 Jun 16:25 2015

Re: [Fedora-legal-list] stop spamming me

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 07:53:36PM +0700, Mel Brown wrote:
> stop sending me offers from lists.fedoraproject.org
> i am not interested.
> i have attached the email i received from legal <at> lists.fedoraproject.org.
> please stop

Hi Mel. can you please send the full headers of the message you
received? We would never send spam. In fact, this doesn't even look
like spam, but probably a virus. For better or worse, there is no
authentication of the sender email address, and so spammers and viruses
pick bystanders to make their messages look more legitimate. If you can
send the full header of the message, I can help you identify where it
really came from. Unfortunately, though, since it's unlikely that the
message actually touched anything we control, there's not much we can
do about it.

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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!

--alec

[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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