On 05/13/2009 04:56 PM, David Malcolm wrote:
> Based on that, it sounds like this is OK for inclusion, and that I was
> being overly paranoid. Is this correct?
Yes, although, you should still ask upstream to fix the license
attribution on the files which do not contain it.
I'm reviewing Djblets:
which is a utility library used by ReviewBoard 
The upstream website:
http://code.google.com/p/reviewboard/wiki/Djblets states "Djblets is
under the MIT license."
However, the upstream tarball does not contain a license file. Only
some of the files within the tarball contain license headers. I believe
that every file with a "Copyright" also contains an MIT license grant.
(There's also an embedded copy of jquery, which is dual licensed MIT and
The setup.py does state "MIT" in the license field, in the usual place
for such metadata (although said file is itself GPLv2 licensed).
Is this a problem for Fedora inclusion?
I'm trying to get familiar with Fedora Core 9.
I would like to ask you if I can use this OS in my work for making profit or if this kind of usage is not permitted under the licence terms of FC 9 ?
I'm trying to figure out if we can include this in Fedora.
Web site is: http://cow.physics.wisc.edu/~craigm/idl/idl.html
For the most part it seems like the code is "Copyright Only":
; Copyright (C) 1999-2000,2006 Craig Markwardt
; This software is provided as is without any warranty whatsoever.
; Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute modified or
; unmodified copies is granted, provided this copyright and disclaimer
; are included unchanged.
The tricky part is the code that reads and writes IDL save files. IDL
is proprietary software from (currently) ITT (previously Research
Systems Inc). There is a LICENSE.RSI file:
That seems to grant permission to use it.
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I try to become a new packager for Fedora and face a license that
needs to be checked.
The Main package is Newsbeuter MIT/X license and the needed lib is
"stfl" with a LGPLv3 license, supplemented by additional permissions.
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This is obviously my first post to this list. So i will wait until i
get an answer.
Thanks for your time.
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