[Mageia-dev] Myspell/Hunspell Gascon dictionaries - licensing problem

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Sun Feb 12 11:29:50 CET 2012

Le dimanche 12 février 2012 à 08:59 +0100, Kamil Rytarowski a écrit :
> Hello!
> I've found that we use in myspell-gsc_FR (and now hunspell-gsc) files 
> that are licensed under BY-NC-ND 
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
> Fedora qualifies it as a bad license http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing

Yes, the NC would prevent someone from selling the cd without explicit
permission from upstream. This include selling the cd for a symbolic
price ( like 1 euro ) for a free software fair.

( see http://freedomdefined.org/Licenses/NC )

> Therefore I would put it into nonfree.
> What to do with this package? Can we obsolete with a package from 
> Nonfree section (hunspell-gsc in Mga2) a package from Core 
> (myspell-gsc_FR in Mga1)?

I guess, yes. If we really want to be clean, we should put obsoletes in
mageia-release or somewhere like that.

Michael Scherer

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