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From "Andrew Oliver" <acoli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: HDGF, chunks_parse_cmds.tbl, and GPLv3
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2008 05:14:00 GMT
In other words "no, no one has taken a serious look to make sure there
are no more such issues"

On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 11:59 PM, David Fisher <dfisher@jmlafferty.com> wrote:
> There is this one from the NOTICE that I wanted to bring up before FINAL.
>
>> A single resource file of the POI scratchpad component HDGF is taken from
>>  VSDump, and is under the GNU General Public Licence version 3 (GPL v3):
>>        http://gplv3.fsf.org/
>> Since this is a data file, and has no compiled version (the original
>>  file is distributed in both source and binary versions of POI), there
>> should
>>  be little difference in licencing requirements compared to the ASL.
>> For those wishing to avoid this component, the HDGF part of the POI
>>  scratchpad should be omitted.
>> See http://www.gnome.ru/projects/vsdump_en.html
>
> This is used by the class. o.a.p.hdgf.HDGFLZW. Are we good with this one?
>
> An LZW implementation, do we need to worry about Unisys?
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
> On Dec 7, 2008, at 10:27 PM, Andrew Oliver wrote:
>
>> This is a pretty biggy.  I used to do periodic license audits.  Are we
>> sure this is the only problem?
>>
>> On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 12:12 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 3:43 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> The GPLv3 does seem to allow (GPLv3 section 4) verbatim copies of such
>>>> source files without the the viral effects, but any modifications
>>>> (GPLv3 section 5) to the chunkds_parse_cmds.tbl file would require
>>>> licensing entire POI under that license.
>>>
>>> Thinking about this a bit more I figured that this reasoning just
>>> doesn't work. HDGF is a "work based on" chunks_parse_cmds.tbl, and
>>> thus falls under section 5 of GPLv3.
>>>
>>> Unless we can get the original author to grant as an alternative
>>> license to the file, it should be removed or replaced in one way or
>>> another. I filed bug #46361 [1] for this.
>>>
>>> [1] https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=46361
>>>
>>> BR,
>>>
>>> Jukka Zitting
>>>
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