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bug #39678: kdebase: kdepasswd is possibly non-free

Submitted by:  Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Submitted on:  Fri 02 Aug 2013 08:18:33 PM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  All architectures Status:  Upstream
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  samgee
Open/Closed:  Open
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Sun 05 Jan 2014 01:15:30 PM UTC, comment #5: 

The copyright holder says it falls under X11 license. The patch for that is a bit more elaborate than replacing KAboutData::License_Artistic, so I hope this gets patched in upstream shortly.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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Mon 30 Dec 2013 03:02:05 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Uploaded patched kdebase-workspace (kdm) and debian-edu (education-desktop-kde).

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sun 29 Dec 2013 09:38:22 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Not much response from upstream. I've removed kdepasswd from the repo.

TODO: remove dependencies in kdm and education-desktop-kde.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Tue 13 Aug 2013 07:52:04 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Reported to KDE [1]. I'll give it some time before I put effort into repackaging.

[1] https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=323427

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Fri 02 Aug 2013 08:20:54 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Blacklisted in debderiver rev. 130.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Fri 02 Aug 2013 08:18:33 PM UTC, original submission:  

In package kdebase, the file apps/kdepasswd/kdepasswd.cpp has a notice in the header with an X11 style license:

 * This file is part of the KDE project, module kdesu.
 * Copyright (C) 2000 Geert Jansen <jansen@kde.org>

 Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software
 and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby
 granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all
 copies and that both that the copyright notice and this
 permission notice and warranty disclaimer appear in supporting
 documentation, and that the name of the author not be used in
 advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the
 software without specific, written prior permission.

 The author disclaim all warranties with regard to this
 software, including all implied warranties of merchantability
 and fitness.  In no event shall the author be liable for any
 special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages
 whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether
 in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action,
 arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of
 this software.

But the "about" data in the code says that it falls under the (non-free) Artistic License:

    KAboutData aboutData("kdepasswd", 0, ki18n("KDE passwd"),
            KDE_VERSION_STRING, ki18n("Changes a UNIX password."),
            KAboutData::License_Artistic, ki18n("Copyright (c) 2000 Geert Jansen"));

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator


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    2013-12-30 samgee StatusIn Progress => Ready For Test
    2013-12-29 samgee StatusUpstream => In Progress
    2013-08-13 samgee StatusConfirmed => Upstream
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    2013-08-02 samgee Severity5 - Blocker => 4 - Important

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