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bug #52227: Authoritative answer about licensing information and copyright

Submitter:  Joël Krähemann <jkraehemann>
Submitted:  Sat 14 Oct 2017 05:46:49 PM UTC
Category:  Programmer tools Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

Thu 09 May 2019 07:29:53 PM UTC, comment #2: 

The fix is contained in the gettext-0.20 release.

Bruno Haible <haible>
Project Administrator
Sun 15 Oct 2017 12:06:54 AM UTC, comment #1: 

To answer your question, I've pushed a change that adds copyright headers:

  • po/gsequencer.pot

Your POT file is a derived work of your package. xgettext only did mechanical extractions and transforms. Therefore it is under the same copyright as your package. This is consistent with line 3 of this file.

  • po/ChangeLog
  • po/POTFILES.in
  • po/stamp-po

These files were automatically generated. They do not have copyrightable contents.

  • po/Makevars.template

This file should not be committed in a VCS. It is merely the template from which you created the Makevars file.

  • po/Makefile.in.in
  • po/remove-potcdate.sin

These files now have a copyright header with license information.

  • po/Rules-quot
  • po/Makevars

These files now have a copyright header with an all-permissive license information.

  • po/quot.sed
  • po/boldquot.sed
  • po/en@quot.header
  • po/en@boldquot.header
  • po/insert-header.sin

These files are now covered by the copyright header of Rules-quot.

Bruno Haible <haible>
Project Administrator
Sat 14 Oct 2017 05:46:49 PM UTC, original submission:  

In view of a submission to savannah.gnu.org I have a need for information about copyright and licensing of generated files by GNU gettext.

The Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer library is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPLv3+ and AGPLv3+. What compatible license am I able to redistribute the files mentioned here:


Best regards,

Joël Krähemann <jkraehemann>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2017-10-15 haible StatusNone Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2017-10-14 haible CategoryBuild Programmer tools
        Severity3 - Normal 4 - Important
        SummaryAthoritative answer about licnesing information and copyright Authoritative answer about licensing information and copyright

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