[Fedora-legal-list] Trusster Open Source License

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Wed Jul 7 15:47:09 UTC 2010

On 07/07/2010 11:01 AM, Shakthi Kannan wrote:
> Hi Tom:
> --- On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 6:21 PM, Tom "spot" Callaway
>  <tcallawa at redhat.com> wrote:
> | It means that you cannot take a library which is under TOSL and combine
> | it with files under the GPL, as the result is incompatible.
> |
> | LGPLv2+ is generally considered to be compatible with most licenses, I
> | doubt there is any problem with this combination.
> \--
> Upstream is now willing to release their software, Teal, with a
> LGPLv2+ license. They want to know if them sending an e-mail is
> sufficient for us to package the same for Fedora, or anything else is
> required?

Nope, that's fine. Just include a copy of the email where they give
permission for use under the LGPLv2+ terms as a Source file in the Teal
package, and include it as %doc.

> I suggested that it will good if they could mention and include the
> LGPLv2+ license information in the source code.

If they do this, you do not need to include their email in the package.


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