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Bug 567362 - net-libs/libtirpc LICENSE is wrong
Summary: net-libs/libtirpc LICENSE is wrong
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Library (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-12-02 19:11 UTC by Richard Yao
Modified: 2017-04-20 21:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Richard Yao gentoo-dev 2015-12-02 19:11:12 UTC
The license on net-libs/libtirpc is set to GPL-2, which appears to be wrong. It was never GPL-2 and upstream switched to BSD when making it GPL-compatible. Upstream claims it is BSD:

It was supposed to be fixed 6 years ago for bug #271921, but it does not appear to be fixed as the ebuild reports it is GPL-2:

# equery m libtirpc
 * net-libs/libtirpc [gentoo]
Herd:        net-fs (
Maintainer:  None specified
Upstream:    Remote-ID:   libtirpc ID: sourceforge
Location:    /usr/portage/net-libs/libtirpc
Keywords:    0.1.10:0: 
Keywords:    0.2.4-r1:0: 
Keywords:    0.2.4-r2:0: 
Keywords:    0.2.5:0: alpha amd64 arm arm64 hppa ia64 ppc ppc64 s390 sh sparc x86
Keywords:    0.3.1:0: ~alpha ~amd64 ~arm ~arm64 ~hppa ~ia64 ~mips ~ppc ~ppc64 ~s390 ~sh ~sparc ~x86
Keywords:    1.0.1:0/3: ~alpha ~amd64 ~arm ~arm64 ~hppa ~ia64 ~mips ~ppc ~ppc64 ~s390 ~sh ~sparc ~x86
License:     GPL-2
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2015-12-02 21:44:56 UTC
i do not care about LICENSE fields.  feel free to change the field in any ebuild as long as you include the justification in your commit message.
Comment 2 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2015-12-03 09:51:25 UTC
Checking the source files' headers, I see all of the following licenses there: