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Bug 445934 - media-libs/tiff: LICENSE should be "libtiff"
Summary: media-libs/tiff: LICENSE should be "libtiff"
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Graphics Project
Keywords: QAcanfix
Depends on:
Blocks: as-is-license
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Reported: 2012-12-04 14:58 UTC by Ulrich Müller
Modified: 2012-12-11 08:45 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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licenses/libtiff (TIFF,1.04 KB, text/plain)
2012-12-04 14:58 UTC, Ulrich Müller

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Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-12-04 14:58:38 UTC
Created attachment 331406 [details]

media-libs/tiff is released under a license close to MIT or HPND, but with some differences in wording. IMHO an own license file is justified here, also because the same license is used by other packages.

@Licenses team: Text of the license is attached. This would be added to the MISC-FREE license group.
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-12-06 13:46:38 UTC
Let's follow other distros (e.g., Fedora) and call this license "libtiff".
Comment 2 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-12-10 23:57:55 UTC
libtiff license committed and added to MISC-FREE group.
Comment 3 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-12-11 08:45:04 UTC
+  11 Dec 2012; Samuli Suominen <> tiff-3.9.5-r3.ebuild,
+  tiff-4.0.2-r1.ebuild, tiff-4.0.3.ebuild, tiff-4.0.3-r1.ebuild:
+  Use libtiff as LICENSE instead of as-is wrt #445934 by Ulrich Müller

thanks ulm, I don't know how you can motivate yourself for these license issues, but it is appericiated :)