On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 08:35:36PM +0000, Vladimir Rusinov wrote:
I working on a project where I'd like to distribute several
Fedora spec files
with some local modifications (which would not make sense in Fedora).
Now, my organisation requires me to put all third-party code under third_party/
directory of the repo, along with readme file describing where it was taken
from, list of local modifications and original LICENSE file.
Ok, so I go to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:Main?rd=Licensing#
License_of_Fedora_SPEC_Files where I can find that all Fedora spec files
licensed under MIT.
Since I'm not sure which MIT variant do you use, I go and read FPCA which says
""MIT License" means the license identified as "Modern Style
So I go to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:MIT#
Modern_Style_with_sublicense to find there things like "Copyright (c) 1998,
1999, 2000 Thai Open Source Software Center Ltd" and "The above copyright
notice and this permission notice shall be includedin all copies or substantial
portions of the Software."
And I'm not sure if Thai Open Source Software Center actually has copyrights
for Fedora spec files.
So, which MIT license text should I use?
I'd suggest using that text but with 'Copyright <YEAR> Fedora Project
Authors' and just use something relevant for the year.
Or you could say something like "Spec files adapted from the Fedora
Project. Licensed under the MIT license". If you want, you could link
to the OSI version of the MIT license (identical to the 'modern style
with sublicense' example apart from the copyright notice).