Minutes from August 2 Release Wranglers call
eich at pdx.freedesktop.org
Mon Aug 2 11:27:01 PDT 2004
Daniel Stone writes:
> On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 11:01:03AM -0600, Paul Anderson wrote:
> > Daniel raised an issue (bug 955):
> > http://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=955
> > about some autoconfig/getconfig code that may be under a non-free
> > license and therefore should be removed. Egbert believes that
> > the code this was published under the old license, in which case
> > the license issue doesn't apply. Daniel asked if we can get some
> > outside opinions on this. Leon will contact Steve Nunn for an
> > opinion on this. Egbert will update the bugzilla entry to contain
> > his knowledge of this.
> This is now NOTABUGed; the confusion arose because
> autoconfig-1.0.diff.gz from the X-Oz site bears the 1.1 licence, but the
> code that was checked into CVS, while still the same, has the 1.0
> licence. I kinda figured that there had to be fire with smoke, but some
> legal minds I have boundless respect for have told me otherwise, so I've
> NOTABUGed it, and I'll just sit here with my tail between my legs for a
> bit and go back to working on pkgconfig stuff.
I appreciate that you tracked down where the misunderstanding may
have arisen. This way we can avoid it in the future.
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