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Re: Request for review: latex-prosper



On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 04:32 +0100, Jose Pedro Oliveira wrote:
> > On Sun, 2005-05-29 at 22:45 -0700, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> >> On Mon, 2005-05-30 at 05:29 +0100, Jose Pedro Oliveira wrote:
> >> > Michael Peters,
> >> >
> >> > > http://mpeters.us/fc_extras/latex-prosper.spec
> >> > > http://mpeters.us/fc_extras/latex-prosper-1.00.4-0.1.src.rpm
> >> >
> >> > The namespace for LaTeX packages in Fedora is tetex. Please
> >> > rename the package to tetex-prosper.
> >>
> >> done
> >>
> >> http://mpeters.us/fc_extras/tetex-prosper.spec
> >> http://mpeters.us/fc_extras/tetex-prosper-1.00.4-0.1.src.rpm
> >>
> >> fixed License tag as well
> >
> > Are there any outstanding issues?
> 
> Yes, there are.
> 
> 1) The license is wrong (BSD?).  According to the file prosper.cls
> it should be "LaTeX Project Public License".  This license is valid and
> is recognized by the lastest rpmlint versions (/etc/rpmlint/config).


Hi Jose,

I think you need to take a second look at that prosper.cls file.  The
license shown in the first thirty lines of that file (which is included
below and is the only mention of *any* license within that file) looks
very BSD-like and does not look like any of the five (1.0--1.3a)
versions of the LaTeX Project Public License as documented at:

  http://www.latex-project.org/lppl/

Also, the only other mentions of a license that I could find within the
prosper source or web pages were:

 (1) Web site says: 
      "is Prosper free ?
       Prosper is entirely free in both senses: you do not have to 
       pay for it, and you can do what you want with its source 
       code, provided you comply with the terms of the original 
       copyright."

 (2) The commands

       tar -xzf prosper-1.00.4.tar.gz
       cd prosper
       find . -type f | xargs grep -C 3 -i license

     all seem to return the *same* BSD-like license which is 
     included below.

Ed

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%==============================================================================
% Prosper -- (prosper.cls) Class file
% A LaTeX class for creating slides
% Author: Frederic Goualard (Frederic Goualard cwi nl)
%         Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica
%         Amsterdam, The Netherlands
%
% Copyright (c) 2000 Frederic Goualard
% All rights reserved.
% 
% Permission is hereby granted, without written agreement and without
% license or royalty fees, to use, copy, modify, and distribute this
% software and its documentation for any purpose, provided that the
% above copyright notice and the following two paragraphs appear in
% all copies of this software.
% 
% IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, 
% SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF 
% THIS SOFTWARE AND ITS DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF THE AUTHOR HAS BEEN ADVISED 
% OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
% 
% THE AUTHOR SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES,
% INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
% AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  THE SOFTWARE PROVIDED HEREUNDER IS
% ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND THE AUTHOR HAS NO OBLIGATION TO
% PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.
%
% CVSId : $Id: prosper.cls,v 1.5 2001/01/31 10:20:44 exupery Exp $
%==============================================================================


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