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Bug 881597 - sci-mathematics/gretl has incorrect LICENSE
Summary: sci-mathematics/gretl has incorrect LICENSE
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Other
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Science Mathematics related packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-11-17 06:20 UTC by ganooslashlinus
Modified: 2023-01-18 09:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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scancode-toolkit output (gretl-2021d.csv,586.31 KB, text/csv)
2022-11-17 06:20 UTC, ganooslashlinus

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Description ganooslashlinus 2022-11-17 06:20:13 UTC
Created attachment 833129 [details]
scancode-toolkit output


The license notice sloppily implies GPLv3-only.

After running scancode-toolkit, I couldn't find anything GPLv3-only, rather most files are GPLv3+, a few are GPLv2+, some LGPL-2+, some LGPL-2.1+ and some documentation is under GFDLv1.1+ or LPPLv1.0+

Therefore, should be: LICENSE="GPL-3+ LGPL-2+ LGPL-2.1+ FDL-1.1+ LPPL-1.0+" (LPPL-1.0+ isn't in the tree).
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2023-01-18 09:29:18 UTC
I see LPPL only in doc/tex/gretl.bst, which says:

% This program can be redistributed and/or modified under the terms
% of the LaTeX Project Public License Distributed from CTAN
% archives in directory macros/latex/base/lppl.txt; either

The license referred to is LPPL-1.3c.

% version 1 of the License, or any later version.

AFAICS the LPPL never had a version 1. The earliest published version was 1.0 from 1999-03-01.

So, I'd suggest that we list LPPL-1.3c in LICENSE.