[Fedora-legal-list] RubyGems licensing while move to Ruby 1.9.3
tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Dec 2 16:42:19 UTC 2011
On 12/01/2011 08:51 AM, Vít Ondruch wrote:
> I am preparing Ruby 1.9.3 for Fedora 17 and I came to interesting
> license question. Ruby was always double licensed, i.e. Ruby and GPLv2.
> However, Ruby 1.9.3 is going to be licensed under Ruby and BSD license.
> The interesting part is, that there is certain amount of gems, which are
> "distributed under the same conditions as ruby". For example
> rubygem-POpen4, rubygem-thin, rubygem-cairo.
> Does that apply that the gems are going to be licensed with the same
> version of Ruby in distribution? Or if they distribute the LICENSE file
> of Ruby 1.8.7, where is specified that the license is same as Ruby,
> which means GPLv2 or Ruby is this enough? Is it necessary to clarify the
> license with every upstream due to this change?
Ick. I think we're going to need to clarify this licensing change with
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