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bug #21632: Invalid License of documentation, missing copy of FDL 1.2

Submitted by:  Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Submitted on:  Sat 24 Nov 2007 11:16:01 AM UTC  
 
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Duplicate
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.3.9 Fixed Release:  None

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Sat 24 Nov 2007 12:02:16 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Andreas replaced these (at my request) with three separate bug reports.  Hence closing this one in favour of those.

James Youngman <jay>
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Sat 24 Nov 2007 11:42:42 AM UTC, comment #1: 

As requested I have split the report in three parts:

#21632 - Nondistributable documentation (conflicting licenses)

#21633 - Missing license/copright information in doc/perm.texi and doc/regexprops.texi

#21632 - No copy of FDL1.2 included in source-code

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Sat 24 Nov 2007 11:16:01 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hello,

in 4.3.9 the documentation licenses/copyrights are strange:

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doc/find-maint.texi
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 [...]. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled ``GNU Free Documentation License''.

doc/find.texi
Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of
this manual provided the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies.

@ignore
Permission is granted to process this file through TeX and print the results, provided the printed document carries copying permission notice identical to this one except for the removal of this paragraph (this paragraph not being relevant to the printed manual).

@end ignore
Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this manual under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of a permission notice identical to this one.

Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this
manual into another language, under the above conditions for modified versions, except that this permission notice may be stated in a translation approved by the Foundation.

doc/getdate.texi
@c Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document @c under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or @c any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no @c Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover @c Texts.  A copy of the license is included in the ``GNU Free @c Documentation License'' file as part of this distribution.

doc/perm.texi
No copyright/license!

doc/regexprops.texi
No copyright/license!
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Therefore there are three issues:
#1 Missing copyright/license headers in doc/perm.texi and
doc/regexprops.texi

#2 doc/find.texi doc/getdate.texi doc/perm.texi doc/regexprops.texi are combined into findutils.info. However I think the different licenses are not compatible.

#3 The copyright information in doc/find-maint.texi and doc/getdate.texi says that "A copy of the license is included in the section entitled ``GNU Free Documentation License''". However the copy is not actually shipped.

cu andreas

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>

 

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