[Fedora-legal-list] Tanuki Software Ltd Community License Agreement v1.1

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Wed Jul 14 15:54:38 UTC 2010

On 07/12/2010 12:01 PM, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> Hello,
> Recent versions of tanukiwrapper are licensed under this license:
> http://wrapper.tanukisoftware.com/doc/english/licenseCommunity.html
> Am I right in that they seem to be adding additional restrictions over GPLv2 
> (e.g. extend the "viral" nature of GPL also to non-derivative/aggregated 
> works), and what's Fedora's take on that license?  It's not currently listed 
> in http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing

Its very confusing and poorly worded.


* Given the definition of "Product", potentially there could be
  situations where you'd have to provide source code under section 3
  where under pure GPLv2 you wouldn't have do. While that might not
  make the license nonfree, it would make it explicitly

* This wording is confusing: "If the Product is released in source form,
  the Software Program or any of its components may only be included
  in executable form." Neither me nor Red Hat Legal is sure how to
  interpret that, but it seems non-free.

* Their inclusion of the GPLv2 text removes the 'How to Apply' section
  which the FSF says is not allowed.

Basically, as is, I'm strongly inclined to say the license is non-free,
but I'd be interested in what the Tanuki upstream authors have to say on
those points.


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