[Pkg-jed-sl-modules] Bug#422537: cfitsio3: GPL/PD but includes GPL compress.c from gzip

Aurelien Jarno aurelien at aurel32.net
Sun May 6 20:58:33 UTC 2007

Justin Pryzby a écrit :
> On Sun, May 06, 2007 at 10:05:37PM +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
>> Justin Pryzby a écrit :
>>> Package: libcfitsio2, libcfitsio3, slang-cfitsio, libgdal1-1.3.2
>>> # apt-cache rdepends output
>>> # kst-plugins is gpl
>>> # fv is written by the same guy as fitsio so..
>>> It's unclear to me why/that/if it's allowed for cfitsio to include GPL
>>> compress.c from gzip, when it is not itself GPL.  In particular, it
>>> isn't clear why it's allowed for packages which depend on fitsio to be
>>> distributed under a license other than GPL (modulo exceptions from the
>>> zlib people).
>> Well the License.txt file from upstream is actually clear:
> Great.  This is considerably more clear than I anticipated.
> I think this still means that the 2 other packages need to be
> relicensed (or removed, or an exception made by gzip authors), no?

Relicensed is probably not the correct term. If their license does say
the contrary, that just means that the resulting binary has to be
licensed under the GPL. But the sources can stay with the current license.

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