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Free Software audit update



Here is the latest status update on the FSF Free Software audit of
Fedora:

* FSF gave me answers on some of the licenses, still have to 
  review the others (waiting on lha, libc-client, xorg-x11-proto-devel).
* cdrtools is back to the GPL only version, so it is resolved.
* aspell-nl moved to the GPL licensed package, so it is resolved.
* crypto-utils got new GPL code to replace the PGP licensed bits, 
  so it is now resolved (thanks Joe Orton!).
* ckermit was removed from Fedora, so it is resolved (thanks Jesse 
  Keating!).
* macutils was removed from Fedora, so it is resolved (thanks Jesse 
  Keating, Bill Nottingham).
* netpbm had all of the unlicensed or improper files removed from the 
  source tarball, so it is resolved (thanks Jindrich Novy!).
* FSF says ImageMagick's license is OK (Free, GPL-compat), so it is resolved.
* FSF says selinux-doc's license is OK (Free, GPL-incompat), so it is resolved.
* FSF says cleanfeed's license is non-free, so we need to deal with it. Bugzilla filed.
* Next week, I'll try to test lesstif as a replacement for openmotif.

We're almost there. After FC-6 releases, I'll start an audit on Fedora Extras.

THE KNOWN UNKNOWNS (3):
Packages of questionable licenses that need to be blessed or damned by
the FSF:
#######################################################################
PACKAGE NAME       || RPM provided license || Notes
#######################################################################
lha                || freeware             || Waiting on FSF
libc-client-*      || U of W Free Fork     || Waiting on FSF
xorg-x11-proto-devel || The Open Group     || Waiting on FSF

THE KNOWNS (2):
Packages with non-free licenses that need to be taken out of Fedora Core
and moved to Fedora Extras (or trashed entirely)
#######################################################################
PACKAGE NAME       || RPM provided license || Notes
#######################################################################
cleanfeed          || distributable        || Bugzilla 203195 
openmotif-*        || Open Group Public    || Bugzilla 202527

Everything else in Fedora Core checks out with an FSF compatible
license. 
-- 
Tom "spot" Callaway: Red Hat Technical Team Lead || GPG ID: 93054260
Fedora Extras Steering Committee Member (RPM Standards and Practices)
Aurora Linux Project Leader: http://auroralinux.org
Lemurs, llamas, and sparcs, oh my!


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