On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM Robert-André Mauchin <zebob.m(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Could you please take a look at bug 1801519?
The package is golang-github-google-licenseclassifier. It contains the text of
a large number of licenses to detect them. Some of these Licenses are good for
Fedora, other not. Basically am I allowed to distribute the text of these
licenses along my package?
This should be okay (if these are really all licenses of the sort that
we typically encounter in or around FOSS, which seems to be the case).
What it the license status of the text of the
licenses? Is each license covered by itself?
In most cases, the license would not be covered by itself. In most of
those cases, there won't be any explicit license for the license text.
In a few cases (e.g. anything in the GPL family) there will be an
explicit license of some sort that would be non-free from Fedora's
perspective. Fedora already assumes such material is okay in at least
some circumstances, though. I wouldn't worry about it. If it were more
than just a single corner case it might be worth clarifying in
Fedora's legal guidelines. The issue would arise when packaging any
sort of license scanning tool.
Also, the "license of the license" shouldn't be reflected in the License:
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