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Re: Request for review: tetex-prosper (LPPL license)



LPPL license
------------

Last February I pinged the fedora-packaging mailing list about the LPPL
license and got the following answer from Tom Callaway:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-packaging/2005-February/msg00132.html

Regards,
jpo


>> >> 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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