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Re: License problem with JPGraph



On Fri, 2007-04-06 at 13:40 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Steven Bakker wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-04-06 at 08:17 +0200, Aurelien Bompard wrote:
> > 
> >> I'm the maintainer of JPGraph in Fedora (a php graphing library). I thought
> >> its licence was QPL by reading this:
> >> http://www.aditus.nu/jpgraph/jpdownload.php
> >> but apparently I misread it and jpgraph is only Free for non-commercial use.
> >> JPGraph used to be fully QPL a long time ago, but that changed.
> > 
> > Actually, the text reads:
> > 
> >         JpGraph is released under a dual license. QPL 1.0 (Qt Free
> >         Licensee) For non-commercial, open-source or educational use and
> >         JpGraph Professional License for commercial use.
> > 
> > So QPL applies for (non-commercial || open-source || educational) use.
> > I'd say Fedora fits in the "open-source" category.
> 
> It might. However the wording appears to attempt to classify open source 
>   along with non commercial and educational sort of projects while it 
> might very well be used commercially or be part of a larger commercial 
> product.
> 
> Considering what we have things like EPEL, we definitely need a 
> clarification from the authors.

Agreed.  Without additional clarification, I would recommend removing it
from the repository.

josh


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