Bug#624310: closed by Mike Hommey <mh at glandium.org> (Re: Bug#624310: [libnss3-1d] Out of date copyright file)
mh at glandium.org
Mon Jul 4 16:33:23 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 06:30:32PM +0200, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 6:24 PM, Mike Hommey <mh at glandium.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 06:21:03PM +0200, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
> >> On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Mike Hommey <mh at glandium.org> wrote:
> >> >> > The NSS code is under 3 licenses, not only the GPL...
> >> >>
> >> >> No because you include 4 bsd it is illegal to license under GPL. Will
> >> >> send mail to legal.
> >> >
> >> > The DBM source code in nss is not licensed under GPL, but 4-clause BSD.
> >> > The NSS source is not licensed under GPL, but under MPL/GPL/LGPL. The
> >> > resulting binaries are licensed under whatever license is compatible,
> >> > which would probably be LGPL/MPL (though I'm not entirely sure for MPL).
> >> > That doesn't change the fact that the source is still MPL/GPL/LGPL
> >> > (except for dbm and a few other things), and that as such, you can use
> >> > some parts of nss in e.g. GPL projects.
> >> >
> >> > I've always thought that the copyright file in binary packages
> >> > containing information about the copyright of the source was not the
> >> > best thing to do. We have here a specific case where it is confusing at
> >> > best. Not illegal.
> >> Yes but we could avoid this pitfall if we update the dbm file in order
> >> to be compatible with gpl. They are already released as a 3 BSD...
> >> Please improve this situation
> > The situation would need to be improved if nss was gpl only. It is not
> Some GPL program link against libnss and it fail license test.
Do these GPL programs mention they use dbm ? If not, they comply to the
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