While checking the contents of our `perl' package, I noticed the following:
/* NOTE: this is derived from Henry Spencer's regexp code, and should not
* confused with the original package (see point 3 below). Thanks, Henry!
/* Additional note: this code is very heavily munged from Henry's version
* in places. In some spots I've traded clarity for efficiency, so don't
* blame Henry for some of the lack of readability.
/* The names of the functions have been changed from regcomp and
* regexec to pregcomp and pregexec in order to avoid conflicts
* with the POSIX routines of the same names.
* pregcomp and pregexec -- regsub and regerror are not used in perl
* Copyright (c) 1986 by University of Toronto.
* Written by Henry Spencer. Not derived from licensed software.
* Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any
* purpose on any computer system, and to redistribute it freely,
* subject to the following restrictions:
* 1. The author is not responsible for the consequences of use of
* this software, no matter how awful, even if they arise
* from defects in it.
* 2. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented, either
* by explicit claim or by omission.
* 3. Altered versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not
* be misrepresented as being the original software.
**** Alterations to Henry's code are...
**** Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
**** 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
**** by Larry Wall and others
**** You may distribute under the terms of either the GNU General Public
**** License or the Artistic License, as specified in the README file.
You can see the whole file here:
I looked but couldn't find any common name for this license
of Henry's. Is it on our list? Is it free? What name should
I use in the License tag?
The Fedora Project is aware that the Free Software Foundation has stated
that the Fraunhofer FDK AAC license is GPL incompatible, specifically,
because of Clause 3.
We believe that the fdk-aac software codec implementation that we wish to
include in Fedora is no longer encumbered by AAC patents. This fact means
that Clause 3 in the FDK AAC license is a "no op", or to put it plainly, if
no patents are in play, there are no patent licenses to disclaim. For this
(and only this) specific implementation of fdk-aac, we believe that the FDK
AAC license is GPL compatible.
I'm currently in the process of updating the package anki to a new
major release for which I need guidance regarding the mix of
Originally I was setting the bug report for the new release () to
block FE-Legal in order to get confirmation that my findings regarding
the licenses are OK and acceptable for Fedora. Since I haven't
received any feedback for a while, that was probably not the best way
to reach the FE-Legal team and so I'll repeat my question here:
The new major version of anki 2.1.x includes some new files with new
licenses. Upstream has updated the LICENSE file(s) accordingly.
IMHO this would result in the following License tag in the spec file:
License: AGPLv3+ and GPLv3+ and LGPLv3+ and MIT and BSD and ASL
2.0 and CC-BY-SA and CC-BY
Please can FE-Legal confirm, that this combination of licenses is OK?
As reference, here are the relevant snippets of the two license files:
The following included source code items use a license other than AGPL3:
* Anki's translations: BSD.
* Qt's bundled translations: LGPL3.
* The anki/template/ folder is based off pystache: MIT.
* The SuperMemo importer: GPL3.
* The Pauker importer: BSD-3.
* mpv.py: MIT.
* statsbg.py: CC BY-SA 3.0.
* winpaths.py: MIT.
* MathJax: Apache 2.
* jQuery and jQuery-UI: MIT.
* browsersel.js: CC BY 2.5.
* plot.js: MIT.
Anki's logo is copyright Alex Fraser, and is licensed under the AGPL3 like the
The official source of the tarball which includes the complete license
files can be found here:
Thank you very much in advance!