buggNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #42916, Gnuplot contains non-free files


bug #42916: Gnuplot contains non-free files

Submitter:  Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Submitted:  Tue 05 Aug 2014 01:49:32 PM UTC
Category:  Package Severity:  5 - Blocker
Item Group:  Package archive Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Tue 05 Aug 2014 01:49:32 PM UTC, original submission:  

The closest thing file src/bf_test.c has to copyright license information is:

/* Note that this file is not compiled into gnuplot, and so

  • its more-restrictive copyright need not apply to gnuplot
  • as a whole. (I think.)


So it's not under the same license as gnuplot, but it doesn't state what license it does fall under (other than default copyright).

The license information in src/color.c (and color.h) is:

Copyright: open source as much as possible

This is not an actual license (or an informal license [1] at best), though the copyright holder's intent is probably to at least grant the 4 freedoms.

[1] http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#informal

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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