[Mageia-dev] License issues with readline (MariaDB)
alien at rmail.be
Thu Dec 29 15:28:58 CET 2011
Op donderdag 29 december 2011 14:39:19 schreef Colin Guthrie:
> 'Twas brillig, and Maarten Vanraes at 29/12/11 10:50 did gyre and gimble:
> > Op donderdag 29 december 2011 10:32:21 schreef Maarten Vanraes:
> >> Hi,
> >> MariaDB noted that it is undistributable if you use their code (GPLv2)
> >> to link with readline v6 (GPLv3).
> >> however I noted that the readline v6 we ship has mentioned as license
> >> GPLv2. (likely incorrect)
> >> should we go over all our packages who use readline to check if they all
> >> are valid?
> >> is there some kind of way we can allow this?
> >> as a status side note on MariaDB, i have some bugs fixed, but it's
> >> sitting here, just waiting for this License issue to be resolved...
> > i just found out that debian seems to be maintaining readlinev5 as
> > readline- gplv2-dev
> > i wonder if we can switch our readline to something like that, so we
> > don't have to maintain it ourselves?
> Seems like a good idea generally. I mean it's not like that many people
> will be super interested in which version of readline shipped...
> (obviously some will, but it'll be a minority). See what Fedora is doing
> too perhaps?
for fedora, the spec file requires readline-devel (that'll be version 6), but
the executable doesn't seem linked to it... perhaps they build either v6 or a
bundled version? but definately statically linked.
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