On Fri, 2008-08-29 at 07:45 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
On Fri, 2008-08-29 at 11:56 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> The GPLv3 allows certain options to be taken, so that it becomes
> compatible with a number of other licences, such as BSD varients.
> Samba4 includes a number of pieces of such code in the form of Heimdal
> (a Kerberos implementation we currently have bundled), do I have to do
> make some special note (other than complying with the restrictions, by
> including copyright notices in the docs)?
IANAL, and this should not be construed as legal advice. That disclaimer
out of the way, here's my opinion.
As far as the code is concerned, you should note that there are
exceptions in the header attribution, something like:
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version. As permitted by Section 10, the additional
exception permissions have been granted:
I perhaps should have been more clear. A number of the licences impose
particular (but resaonable, so GPLv3 compatible) restrictions requiring
their particular notice be reproduced in various places. Complying with
them is easy - I'll be including an aggregated list of these licences in
a text file marked as %doc.
>From a Fedora perspective, any package that add exceptions to the
GPLv3 should be
noted in its license tag with:
License: GPLv3 with exceptions
License: GPLv3+ with exceptions
... depending on whether the license attribution states v3 only or v3 or later.
I'm presuming for these cases it would be GPLv3+ with permitted
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