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bug #46731: kdebase-apps: kdepasswd is possibly non-free

Submitted by:  Dennis Worthem <numi>
Submitted on:  Mon 21 Dec 2015 03:46:01 AM UTC  
 
Category: gNewSense 4Severity: 4 - Important
Item Group: All architecturesStatus: In Progress
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Dennis Worthem <numi>
Open/Closed: Open

Wed 23 Dec 2015 05:36:44 PM UTC, comment #2:

Fix pushed to bzr for kde-baseapps.

Dennis Worthem <numi>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Mon 21 Dec 2015 04:00:54 AM UTC, comment #1:

This was filed upstream at https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=323427

There the copyright holder agreed to dual license under X11 or LGPL v.2.1 or later.

Attached is a copy of the email indicating agreement.

Dennis Worthem <numi>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Mon 21 Dec 2015 03:46:01 AM UTC, original submission:

In package kdebase-apps, 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:

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

Dennis Worthem <numi>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.

 

Attached Files
file #35807:  email response from Geert Jansen.txt added by numi (4KiB - text/plain - Email response from copyright holder)

 

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    Mon 21 Dec 2015 03:57:43 AM UTCnumiAttached File-=>Added email response from Geert Jansen.txt, #35807

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