[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 1/6] sg3_utils: new package

Belisko Marek marek.belisko at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 20:48:55 UTC 2013


Hi Arnout, All,

On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 9:05 AM, Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> wrote:
> On 07/01/13 22:56, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
>>
>> Thomas, Belisko, All,
>>
>> On Monday 07 January 2013 Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
>>>
>>> On Mon, 7 Jan 2013 22:45:50 +0100, Belisko Marek wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> You should be work specific than just BSD and GPL. Like BSD-3c or
>>>>> BSD-4c, GPLv2, GPLv2+, GPLv3, GPLv3+, etc.
>>>>
>>>> After proper reading of COPYING file it seems it GPLv2+
>>>> "Some of the older utilities are covered by the GPL. More precisely:
>>>> You are free to distribute this software under the terms of the
>>>> GNU General Public License either version 2, or (at your option)
>>>> any later version." but in same file there is no mention about BSD
>>>> license version.
>>>
>>>
>>> There is a BSD_LICENSE file that contains a BSD three clause license,
>>
>>
>> Actually, what matters in the content of the source files. Do some of
>> them refer to either license?
>>    - if the files only refer to GPLv2+, then the BSD-3c does not apply,
>>    - if the files only refer to BSD-3c, then the GPLv2+ does not apply,
>>    - if some file refer to one or two of the licenses, then both apply.
>
>
>      - if all files refer to GPLv2+ and BSD-3c, then either applies.
>
> Putting GPLv2+ BSD-3c implies that parts are GPLv2+, other parts and BSD-3c.
> But it's also possible (and likely) that either applies.  BTW, it's not
> possible that both apply because they have conflicting terms.
Hmm what then should be in SG3_UTILS_LICENSE? I've checked files and
some of them are BSD some GPLv2.
>
>  Regards,
>  Arnout
>
>
>>
>> (/me likes how he managed to line up the above! ;-) )
>>
>> Regards,
>> Yann E. MORIN.
>>
>
>
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Thanks,

marek

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