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Re: permission to use spec files in other projects (Was Re: clamav)



On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 09:14 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:05:44 -0400 (EDT)


> A declaration of what license (if any) the spec files are under
> globally.  Spot is right in that they are covered by the CLA,
1. The CLA is a bilateral contract. It is invisible to arbitrary users
wanting to use these specs.

2. The CLA's applicability is controversial (compatibiltiy) wrt. some
licenses, esp. GPL'ed packages. Fundamental question would be: 
Is an rpm a derivative work of the "original works"?


>  but I
> don't consider that to be straight forward for people consuming
> downstream. It's also complicated by the fact that nothing disallows
> people from adding their own license to the spec file.
Further questions arise from Fedora maintainers reusing/modifying
upstream specs and/or specs from other origins (e.g. other distros). 
They can be covered by other copyrights/licenses (e.g. the GPL).

> The end goal is simply to allow others to take the Fedora spec files
> and use them in other projects.

Ralf



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