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From David Fisher <dfis...@jmlafferty.com>
Subject Re: HDGF, chunks_parse_cmds.tbl, and GPLv3
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2008 04:59:58 GMT
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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