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Bug 632504 - dev-tex/slatex-20090928 license violation
Summary: dev-tex/slatex-20090928 license violation
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major (vote)
Assignee: Scheme Project
Depends on:
Blocks: EAPI3Removal
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Reported: 2017-09-30 11:47 UTC by Jonas Stein
Modified: 2018-04-16 19:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2017-09-30 11:47:13 UTC
The license
Copyright (c) 1990-2002, Dorai Sitaram.
All rights reserved.

Permission to distribute and use this work for any
purpose is hereby granted provided this copyright
notice is included in the copy.  This work is provided
as is, with no warranty of any kind.

does not allow to change the source,
but this is required to get it running and to fix problems.

(At the moment we patch the source with sed, which is not allowed.)

We can not fix this, and probably not the other open bugs. 
I suggest to treeclean this package.

The tool is only in gentoo
Comment 1 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2018-04-04 23:48:17 UTC
Reverse RDEPEND for dev-tex/slatex: 
Comment 2 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2018-04-05 00:58:30 UTC
Have tried to contact the author, maybe he would be willing to relicense it?
Comment 3 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2018-04-05 00:59:36 UTC
(In reply to Ulrich Müller from comment #2)
> Have tried [...]

This should read "Have you tried [...]".
Comment 4 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2018-04-05 01:13:23 UTC
No, I have not.
Comment 5 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2018-04-11 13:07:05 UTC
Mail to upstream sent and a first reply was received (suggesting Apache-2.0).
Comment 6 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2018-04-15 17:44:13 UTC
Upstream has added an Apache-2.0 license to the distribution.
SRC_URI is now:

Not sure about the version number; version.tex still says 20090928, whereas the history file has 20180415 as its latest entry.
Comment 7 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2018-04-16 19:18:43 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit e3702dd6d489ed6230f31132f4aa31d3d4ea8163
Author:     Ulrich Müller <>
AuthorDate: 2018-04-16 19:14:26 +0000
Commit:     Ulrich Müller <>
CommitDate: 2018-04-16 19:16:16 +0000

    dev-tex/slatex: Version bump, relicensed to Apache-2.0.
    Non-maintainer commit: Bump EAPI to 6, update SRC_URI and LICENSE.
    Upstream has relicensed the package; apart from that, there are no
    changes from slatex-20090928.
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.28, Repoman-2.3.9

 dev-tex/slatex/Manifest                            |  2 +-
 ...928.ebuild => slatex-20090928_p20180415.ebuild} | 25 +++++++++++-----------
 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)