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Bug 465112 - media-sound/snd: specify LICENSE more precisely
Summary: media-sound/snd: specify LICENSE more precisely
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Sound Team
Keywords: QAcanfix
Depends on:
Blocks: as-is-license
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Reported: 2013-04-08 14:39 UTC by Ulrich Müller
Modified: 2013-04-17 18:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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licenses/Snd (Snd,1.14 KB, text/plain)
2013-04-08 14:39 UTC, Ulrich Müller

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Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2013-04-08 14:39:04 UTC
Created attachment 344848 [details]

The main license of the package is found in in COPYING, see attachment. I suggest to add it as licenses/Snd. AFAICS, it is a free software license (very similar to the "tcltk" license) and therefore can be added to the MISC-FREE group.

In addition, all of the following are needed, see notices in individual files: BSD-2, HPND, GPL-2+, LGPL-2.1+, and LGPL-3+ (the latter only for snd-12*).

Unfortunately, files dlocsig.rb (installed with USE=ruby), and dlocsig.scm (installed with USE=s7) contain an additional non-commercial restriction that makes them non-free:

    Copyright (c) 92, 93, 94, 98, 99, 2000, 2001 Fernando Lopez Lezcano. 
    All rights reserved.
    Use and copying of this software and preparation of derivative works
    based upon this software are permitted and may be copied as long as 
    no fees or compensation are charged for use, copying, or accessing
    this software and all copies of this software include this copyright
    notice. Suggestions, comments and bug reports are welcome. Please 
    address email to:

IMHO, "free-noncomm" is a good enough approximation for this.

So in summary, LICENSE should be as follows:
snd-9.11: "Snd BSD-2 HPND GPL-2+ LGPL-2.1+ free-noncomm"
snd-12*: "Snd BSD-2 HPND GPL-2+ LGPL-2.1+ LGPL-3+ ruby? ( free-noncomm ) s7? ( free-noncomm )"
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2013-04-17 18:23:50 UTC