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licensing issues #3

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dmashal opened this Issue · 20 comments

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Dan Mashal Perberos Steve Zesch Nelson Marques Wolfgang Ulbrich
Dan Mashal

Hi licensecheck on Fedora shows the following errors:

[dan@Fedora17 mate-doc-utils-1.4.0]$ licensecheck -r .
./xml2po/xml2po/init.py: GPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xml2po/xml2po/modes/docbook.py: GPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xml2po/xml2po/modes/xhtml.py: GPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xml2po/xml2po/modes/ubuntu.py: UNKNOWN
./xml2po/xml2po/modes/gs.py: GPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xml2po/xml2po/modes/mallard.py: GPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xml2po/xml2po/modes/basic.py: GPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./autogen.sh: No copyright UNKNOWN
./doc/xslt/xsldoc-check.xsl: GPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./doc/xslt/xsldoc-fill.xsl: GPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./doc/xslt/xsldoc-docbook.xsl: GPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./tools/mate-debian.sh: GPL (v2 or later) GENERATED FILE
./xslt/docbook/utils/ids.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/utils/figures.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/utils/chunks.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/utils/graphics.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/utils/credits.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-autotoc.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-table.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-classsynopsis.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2xhtml.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-l10n.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-info.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-cmdsynopsis.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-callout.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-media.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-title.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-inline.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-funcsynopsis.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-xref.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-refentry.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-suppressed.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-division.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-index.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-bibliography.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-block.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-footnote.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-css.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-qanda.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-ebnf.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/html/db2html-list.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/common/db-label.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/common/db-title.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/common/db-chunk.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/common/db-xref.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/common/db-common.xsl: LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/docbook/omf/db2omf.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/gettext/l10n-numbers.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/gettext/gettext.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/cache/mal-cache.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/html/mal2html-css.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/html/mal2html.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/html/mal2html-media.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/html/mal2html-page.xsl: LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/html/mal2html-block.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/html/mal2xhtml.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/html/mal2html-list.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/html/mal2html-inline.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/html/mal2html-table.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/common/mal-chunk.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/mallard/common/mal-link.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/common/theme.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
./xslt/common/utils.xsl: No copyright LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)

Nelson Marques

We know, and we do accept patches :) Feel free to submit them.

Dan Mashal

Don't have time. Trying to build RPMs and get this into fedora. My only responsibility at this point is to notify upstream in regards to this. Thanks.

Steve Zesch
Owner
szesch commented

I'm pretty sure most of our packages have this problem. Hopefully there already exists a script to fix this.

Nelson Marques

I won't be able to change it before the end of August; By the end of august if no one has done it I'll look into it.

Dan Mashal
Nelson Marques

What matters is that you can change it anytime, which would be faster and it's a part of your role as maintainer; If you believe that maintaining a package is just throwing work to upstream, you are very wrong...

Dan Mashal
Nelson Marques

We would rather like patches ;)

Dan Mashal
Nelson Marques

Nice attitude dude. If I recall correctly you called me a 'Portuguese n00b' and mocked on my face the other day... So I guess I'm have all the motivations to fix those issues :)

Dan Mashal
Nelson Marques

Sure if the wiki can write the patch for you... that would help.

Dan Mashal
Nelson Marques

For the record:

1) There are no licensing issues;
2) The stated messages comes from RPMlint and it's a pointer to a postal address change from the FSF; rpmlint has a rule to check for this, so we should update the respective headers and licenses.

I will assign to me and will fix it in the last weeks of August through a mass pull to all components, I've already scribed a python script to do some string replace here and there.

Dan Mashal
Perberos

I am going to update the address on this repo with http://www.fsf.org/about/contact/
But I do not have licensecheck.
Please verify if it's correct.
5cde36b

Nelson Marques

perberos, the license check or rpmlint is a utility to check RPMs for known issues. There is a check for this. No need to contact the FSF. What happens is reality is that FSF has changed address and the sources/headers haven't been changed to to match the new address. In other words, we're providing sources with the wrong FSF address. We need to fix this.

Steve Zesch
Owner
szesch commented

licensecheck output after perberos' commit: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1106846/

Assuming this is good, do I need to upload a new version of mate-doc-utils (1.4.1), or will a patch suffice for the time being? I would rather not release a new upstream release with just a change of address, if possible.

Wolfgang Ulbrich

I've send this information to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=840707
hope this helps.
thank you perberos for your quick response and work

Wolfgang Ulbrich

Done
Leigh Scott (package sponsor and he pushed cinnamon in fedora) said
'No patching is required'

Steve Zesch szesch closed this
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