[jcifs] Licensing issues in jcifs package
asaf.mesika at gmail.com
Wed May 20 10:24:23 GMT 2009
There's no point in adding GPL license to it, since the library code is
2009/5/20 Michal Vyskocil <mvyskocil at suse.cz>
> I'm working on jcifs packages for SUSE. Our legal team found some licensing
> issues in source tarball you offer.
> 1.) examples/Format.java contains the following license:
> | * All Rights Reserved.
> | *
> | * Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this
> | * software and its documentation for NON-COMMERCIAL purposes
> | * and without fee is hereby granted provided that this
> | * copyright notice appears in all copies.
> | *
> | * THE AUTHORS AND PUBLISHER MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR
> | * WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE SOFTWARE, EITHER
> | * EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE
> | * IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
> | * PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE AUTHORS
> | * AND PUBLISHER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED
> | * BY LICENSEE AS A RESULT OF USING, MODIFYING OR DISTRIBUTING
> | * THIS SOFTWARE OR ITS DERIVATIVES.
> | */
> and this is not an opensource license  and I removed it from tarball.
> 2.) examples/SmbShell.java depends on Format.java. This might be a problem,
> because GPL code cannot depends on GPL incompatible one - so I removed it
> our tarball too.
> 3.) GPLv  (point 6) and LGPL  (point 10) says that you need to
> distribute a copy of license with a Program, so please include them to the
>  http://opensource.org/docs/osd
>  http://opensource.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.php
>  http://opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php
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