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Bug 708760 - app-misc/tmate wrong LICENSE
Summary: app-misc/tmate wrong LICENSE
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Yixun Lan
Keywords: UPSTREAM
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-02-08 23:45 UTC by Jonas Stein
Modified: 2023-04-08 08:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2020-02-08 23:45:11 UTC
"tmate is built on top of tmux. tmux and tmate are BSD-licensed."

"The README, CHANGES, FAQ and TODO files are licensed under the ISC

Files under examples/ remain copyright their authors [...]"

Please check which other licenses are missing for this package.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Alessandro Barbieri 2020-02-09 10:19:13 UTC
There is no example directory
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2023-04-08 08:36:37 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit f120e9e52da0ae3be739e94267319dce6e522d30
Author:     Ulrich Müller <>
AuthorDate: 2023-04-08 08:28:30 +0000
Commit:     Ulrich Müller <>
CommitDate: 2023-04-08 08:35:02 +0000

    app-misc/tmate: Fix LICENSE
    Signed-off-by: Ulrich Müller <>

 app-misc/tmate/tmate-2.4.0-r2.ebuild | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
Comment 3 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2023-04-08 08:54:33 UTC
I've looked at all file headers, and apart from ISC I see BSD (i.e. 3-clause) and BSD-2.

There is also compat/fparseln.c which has a BSD-4 header, but the 3rd and 4th clause of it have been rescinded by its author:

I have reported this issue upstream: