On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:46:21 -0500
Tom Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On 12/25/2013 09:34 PM, Eric Smith wrote:
> I'd like to package OpenCASCADE, which was formerly under a non-free
> license, but starting from version 6.7.0 it has been relicensed
> under LGPL v2.1 plus an exception. The full license is at:
> Here's the exception text, from the bottom of that page:
> Open CASCADE Exception (version 1.0) to GNU LGPL version 2.1.
> The object code (i.e. not a source) form of a "work that uses the
> Library" can incorporate material from a header file that is part
> of the Library. As a special exception to the GNU Lesser General
> Public License version 2.1, you may distribute such object code
> incorporating material from header files provided with the Open
> CASCADE Technology libraries (including code of CDL generic
> classes) under terms of your choice, provided that you give
> prominent notice in supporting documentation to this code that it
> makes use of or is based on facilities provided by the Open CASCADE
> Technology software.
> Is this acceptable for Fedora? Is the appropriate license tag
> "LGPLv2 with exceptions"?
It is finally acceptable (after 5+ years). I was in touch with
OpenCASCADE at the end to review their exception wording, it is all
acceptable for Fedora now. The license tag is correct, go forth and