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

Submitter:  Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Submitted:  Sat 24 Nov 2007 11:37:14 AM UTC
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.3.9 Fixed Release:  4.3.11
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Thu 29 Nov 2007 11:28:39 AM UTC, comment #4: 

regexprops.texi is now generated with FDL 1.2.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Mon 26 Nov 2007 10:39:57 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I've updated the license on perm.texi.   The file regexprops.texi still needs to be dealt with, though.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Sat 24 Nov 2007 12:30:14 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I guess the easiest way would be to dual-license regexprops.c (and the generated regexprops.texi) as GPL/FDL, since the licenses are not compatible.

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Sat 24 Nov 2007 12:07:22 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Upstream source for doc/perm.texi is coreutils.  It is indeed GFDL 1.2.    I've prepared a patch to label it as such.   That patch was emailed to -email is unavailable- a few minutes ago.

regexprops.texi is a generated file (from lib/regexprops.c in findutils).  I have yet to determine the right course of action for that file.    I also notice that the derived file regexprops-generic.texi in gnulib has diverged.  I've started a dialogue with the gnulib developers on how the file should be maintained.

I believe that to fix this bug we still need:
1. To distribute version 1.2 of the FDL with findutils
2. To clarify the license of regexprops.texi (in a compatible way)

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Sat 24 Nov 2007 11:37:14 AM UTC, original submission:  

Both doc/regexprops.texi and doc/perm.texi do not contain any information about their license/copright. I strongly suspect they are copyright FSF and licensed under FDL1.2 or later.

(Split off bug from 21632)

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2007-12-02 jay Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.3.11
    2007-11-29 jay StatusIn Progress Fixed
    2007-11-24 jay StatusNone In Progress
        Assigned toNone jay
    2007-11-24 ametzler Carbon-CopyRemoved 20807 -

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