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Bug 566430 - app-vim/nerdcommenter: wrong license
Summary: app-vim/nerdcommenter: wrong license
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Vim Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-11-21 22:58 UTC by Jan Chren (rindeal)
Modified: 2016-03-13 00:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Jan Chren (rindeal) 2015-11-21 22:58:08 UTC
It's WTFPL-2 not public-domain.
Comment 1 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2015-11-22 01:32:47 UTC
Thank you for the report. Indeed this license is different from public-domain:

"Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified
 copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed as long
 as the name is changed."

The best solution for users and distributions would be an approved open source license:

Bug report upstream:
Comment 2 Jan Chren (rindeal) 2015-11-22 11:33:54 UTC
If you think about it this way, then

$ eix --only-names --license "WTFPL-2" | wc -l

gives me 28, from which 3 are from app-vim category.
Comment 3 Tim Harder gentoo-dev 2016-03-13 00:08:59 UTC
Fixed in the tree.