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Bug 766129 - x11-misc/albert no longer licensed under GPL
Summary: x11-misc/albert no longer licensed under GPL
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Quentin Retornaz
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Reported: 2021-01-19 12:46 UTC by balping314
Modified: 2021-02-01 20:34 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description balping314 2021-01-19 12:46:43 UTC
All versions of albert after v0.14.21 are no longer licensed as GPL and no longer qualify as free or opensource software.

Details: https://github.com/albertlauncher/albert/issues/765

Please update license accordingly.
Comment 1 Quentin Retornaz 2021-01-19 18:01:57 UTC
Hi,
I’m the maintainer (from proxy-maintainers).
I dont want to bother with a pull request just for this.
Can a Gentoo dev set the LICENSE in v0.17.2 ebuild to "all-rights-reserved"?
Thanks.
Comment 2 Eli Schwartz 2021-02-01 19:15:55 UTC
See my latest comment on the github issue there. As far as I can tell, the software illegally infringes on the GPL-only rights of some fairly large external contributions.
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-02-01 20:27:31 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/commit/?id=29555e74cd8e5920b2533a89a3c33a4736a64fa7

commit 29555e74cd8e5920b2533a89a3c33a4736a64fa7
Author:     Ulrich Müller <ulm@gentoo.org>
AuthorDate: 2021-02-01 20:26:57 +0000
Commit:     Ulrich Müller <ulm@gentoo.org>
CommitDate: 2021-02-01 20:27:21 +0000

    x11-misc/albert: Set LICENSE to all-rights-reserved for now
    
    Also add mirror and bindist restriction, because this comes without
    any license, so Gentoo mirrors cannot distribute it.
    
    Bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/766129
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.14, Repoman-3.0.2
    Signed-off-by: Ulrich Müller <ulm@gentoo.org>

 x11-misc/albert/albert-0.17.2.ebuild | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
Comment 4 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2021-02-01 20:34:15 UTC
The tarball doesn't contain any license, so we cannot distribute it. So I've added a mirror restriction.

(In reply to Eli Schwartz from comment #2)
> See my latest comment on the github issue there. As far as I can tell, the
> software illegally infringes on the GPL-only rights of some fairly large
> external contributions.

If that should turn out to be true, we may have to drop the package entirely. However, has any of these contributors spoken up?