On 12/25/2013 03:52 PM, Milan Bouchet-Valat wrote:
I'd like to package the openlibm library  which is a dependency of
the Julia language . The original license of the project, besides
later contributions which are under BSD and MIT licenses, is an
apparently custom license whose text is as follows (see ):
Copyright (C) 1993 by Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Developed at SunPro, a Sun Microsystems, Inc. business.
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this
software is freely granted, provided that this notice
The text looks like slightly contradictory since it starts stating "All
rights reserved" before granting the rights to do mostly anything you
want with the code given the license is preserved. I guess it is OK to
ship it, but I would like a confirmation for more clued people.
As a secondary point, how should I indicate the license in the License
field of the .spec file? FDLIBM and BSD and MIT?
"All Rights Reserved" is a Legalese no-op (it used to mean something
once, but post-Berne convention, it doesn't mean anything). You can
ignore it entirely.
Let's just call that SunPro license MIT and move on. It isn't unique
enough to merit a new license name.
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