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Bug 695390 - sci-libs/cdf: probably needs bindist restriction
Summary: sci-libs/cdf: probably needs bindist restriction
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Science Related Packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-09-22 09:41 UTC by Michał Górny
Modified: 2021-05-29 15:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2019-09-22 09:41:58 UTC
This software may be copied or redistributed as long as it is not sold
for profit, but it can be incorporated into any other substantive
product with or without modifications for profit or non-profit.

I'm not really sure here.  Technically, @BINARY-REDIST* says this shouldn't be considered redistributed as it prohibits for-profit redistribution.  However, that 'substantive product' may apply here as well.

@licenses, any idea?
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2019-09-22 11:43:26 UTC
The problem is that it isn't clear what "incorporated" means, and if distributing a binary package (possibly along with other binary packages on the same medium) is incorporation into a product.

IANAL, but I think that binpkgs distributed e.g. on a DVD form a collective work, which usually doesn't affect the copyright of its components. So I would err on the side of caution and add the bindist restriction.

(As a side note, could you please indicate the name of the license in your bug reports? In this case CDF vs cdf is trivial, but in other bugs it was not.)
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-05-29 15:52:10 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit a33ab5b83c948af447f85eeb1cd0ac21d517b66d
Author:     Andrew Ammerlaan <>
AuthorDate: 2021-05-29 15:42:42 +0000
Commit:     Andrew Ammerlaan <>
CommitDate: 2021-05-29 15:52:02 +0000

    sci-libs/cdf: add version 3.8.0
    - bumped java version
    - no longer installs into /usr/CDFLeapSeconds.txt
    - no longer calls CC directly
    - restricted bindist
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.19, Repoman-3.0.3
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Ammerlaan <>

 sci-libs/cdf/Manifest                            |   9 ++
 sci-libs/cdf/cdf-                  |   1 +
 sci-libs/cdf/cdf-3.8.0.ebuild                    | 133 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 sci-libs/cdf/files/cdf-3.8.0-respect-flags.patch |  96 ++++++++++++++++
 4 files changed, 239 insertions(+)