Re: License headers in argus and argus-clients sources
Carter Bullard <carter <at> qosient.com>
2012-04-06 18:30:02 GMT
These are oversights. The intention is for it to be completely GNU.
Please grab argus-3.0.6.rc1 and argus-clients-3.0.6.rc1 from here:
I would prefer that you work with argus-3.0.6, as these will be released
within the week, and should not have these problems, but I have not gone
through it for this purpose. I will go through it myself to make changes,
but please review these new files, as they will be the "current" argus
If you find any additional issues, I will correct them immediately.
On Apr 6, 2012, at 1:08 PM, Jan Matějek wrote:
> according to information on the Argus homepage, the software is distributed under GPLv3. However,
during legal review, we found several source files with license headers that contradict this.
> For example, from argus-3.0.4/argus/ArgusLcp.c :
> * THE ACCOMPANYING PROGRAM IS PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE OF QoSIENT, LLC,
> * AND CANNOT BE USED, DISTRIBUTED, COPIED OR MODIFIED WITHOUT
> * EXPRESS PERMISSION OF QoSIENT, LLC.
> and on argus-clients side, argus-clients-184.108.40.206/include/argus/cons_out.h :
> * Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and
> * its documentation is restricted to personal use only. Use, sale
> * or retransmission of this software for commercial purposes,
> * including but not limited to use as a commerical product or
> * in support of a commercial endeavor requires licensing from Carter
> * Bullard.
> There are other problematic files with similar license headers:
> This unfortunately means that we cannot include Argus in the SUSE distribution. 
> I presume that those license headers are an oversight, because both the website and COPYING files clearly
state that the software is under GPLv3. Could you please have a look at this and remove the license headers,
or clarify the licensing conditions?
> p.s.: Also, as noted in , several files contain a GPL-incompatible BSD 4-clause license header.
>  https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739260
> Jan Matejek
> package maintainer, SUSE Linux