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Bug 592394 - dev-vcs/subversion package license appears to be incorrect
Summary: dev-vcs/subversion package license appears to be incorrect
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Andreas K. Hüttel
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-08-29 19:54 UTC by Eric Johnson
Modified: 2020-05-11 13:47 UTC (History)
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Description Eric Johnson 2016-08-29 19:54:24 UTC
The License information on the Subversion package indicates a "Subversion" license, as well as "GPL-2".

Following the "Subversion" license leads me here:

This file is clearly wrong, as it is the copyright applied to the code prior to migration to the Apache foundation (and last updated over a decade ago).

Downloading the source distribution to Subversion (, the LICENSE file indicates a bunch Apache 2, BSD 3-clause and other licenses, but no GPL v2.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Download the source for Subversion.

Inspect the LICENSE file. For completeness, you can also look at the "NOTICE" file.
Actual Results:  
License information contained in LICENSE file bears no resemblance to the license information captured by Gentoo's packaging of Subversion.

Expected Results:  
Expect no GPL2, references to ASL 2, and maybe references to BSD 3.