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Bug 445302 - app-dicts/sword-sparvg2004: wrong use of "as-is" license
Summary: app-dicts/sword-sparvg2004: wrong use of "as-is" license
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Theology Herd (disbanded)
Depends on:
Blocks: as-is-license
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Reported: 2012-11-30 08:52 UTC by Ulrich Müller
Modified: 2013-01-21 17:11 UTC (History)
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Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-11-30 08:52:51 UTC
The ebuild currently has LICENSE="as-is" which most likely is wrong.

sparvg2004.conf included in the zipball contains only sparse license information:
DistributionLicense=Copyrighted; Permission to distribute granted to CrossWire

Permission granted to CrossWire doesn't necessarily imply that we're allowed to redistribute the package.
Comment 1 Chris Reffett (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2013-01-21 17:11:14 UTC
Fixed by adding a sword-sparvg2004 license to the tree and modifying the ebuild to use that one. The license from sparvg2004.conf, found in the About= section, says that organizations who are distributing or printing it for free may do so as long as they don't change anything, so I think we're in the clear there, but if this proves to be a problem in the future we can set RESTRICT="mirror" and that should be sufficient.