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Bug 877421 - media-sound/gnump3d has incorrect LICENSE
Summary: media-sound/gnump3d has incorrect LICENSE
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Other
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Sound Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-10-17 10:33 UTC by ganooslashlinus
Modified: 2022-10-18 11:17 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description ganooslashlinus 2022-10-17 10:33:59 UTC

The licensing is very sloppy:


  As the name might suggest, this software is distributed under
 the terms of the GNU Public License, version 2.

  Please find a copy of the GNU Public License included with the
 source archive in the file COPYING, it will also be accessible
 from the server itself; read the startup banner for details.

But in the startup banner, any version of the GPL is noted:

GNUMP3d is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License,
and you are welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under
certain conditions.

Every file with a GPLv2 header notes GPLv2-or-later.

There are also a few files which lack a license, so GPLv2-only may be the license on those.

A lot of files mention that they're under the Perl license, or something similar to:
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.

As a result, as far as I can tell, LICENSE should be:
LICENSE="GPL-2 GPL-2+ || ( Artistic GPL-1+ )"
Comment 1 ganooslashlinus 2022-10-18 11:17:39 UTC
In correction, as far as I can tell, LICENSE should be:
LICENSE="GPL-2+ || ( Artistic GPL-1+ )"

Here it is noted that the license is GPLv2-or-later (with the project admin being the primary author):