[Mageia-dev] gsoap package and license issue

Angelo Naselli anaselli at linux.it
Wed Mar 9 09:32:25 CET 2011

what follows it's last mail I received with a gsoap license
review, can someone with the right skill help and
see if we can ship it/can contribute to better fix gpl
license etc?


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Oggetto: Re: license explanation and costs
Data: mercoledì 9 marzo 2011, 00:36:16
Da: "Burt Walsh" <walsh at genivia.com>
A: Angelo Naselli <anaselli at linux.it>
CC: "engelen at genivia.com" <engelen at genivia.com>

You are correct about GPL being used commercially.  I have included a 
copy of the license agreement for your review; I think it should answer 
most questions.  I am happy to answer anything that is missed. 
  On Tue, 8 Mar 2011 17:58:55  0100, Angelo Naselli  wrote:
In data martedì 8 marzo 2011 13:59:19, hai scritto:
  > > You have never been able to ship wsdl2h or soapccp or the source. 
  > >
  > >   Thanks,
  > Sorry for my late answer,
  > I'm really confused for that, do you really mean fedora, mandriva, mageia,
  > arch and what else distros are out of the law?
  > And do you really mean are you going to miss all those users?
  > And do you really mean a GPL use of the gsoap project is out of the law?
  > Note that GPL doesn't mean that can't be used for commercial purpose. 
  > If so i will contact all the distro maintainer i know to force 
removing gsoap
  > from their repositories as soon as possible, but i'm really sad to 
read that
  > since it's not clear on gsoap site that *no one* can redistribute gsoap. 
  > --
  >  Angelo


martedì 8 marzo 2011 alle 19:26, Angelo Naselli ha scritto:
> Hi,
> I was about to upgrade gsoap from 2.7.17 to new 2.8.1, 
> well i did indeed, when i noticed that the license changed.
> So i decided to ask upstream and i've realized from teir answers
> they don't allow to ship gsoap tools (e.g wsdl2h and soapcpp2) and
> source code. 
> In addition license on:
> http://www.cs.fsu.edu/~engelen/soaplicense.html
> is not very clear and Fedora should remove it soon. 
> I believe we should do the same at least until something does not change 
> upstream.

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