Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#12619 closed bug (fixed)

the 'Zlib' license file contains more than just the license itself

Reported by: mmu_man Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: - General Version: R1/Development
Keywords: license Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

When working on the recipe for NFD with a GCI student, I noticed the Zlib license we provide contains the whole header block with the C comments and also the copyright.

/* zlib.h -- interface of the 'zlib' general purpose compression library
  version 1.2.3, July 18th, 2005

  Copyright (C) 1995-2005 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler

  This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
…
  3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.

  Jean-loup Gailly        Mark Adler
  jloup@gzip.org          madler@alumni.caltech.edu


  The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFCs (Request for
  Comments) 1950 to 1952 in the files http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1950.txt
  (zlib format), rfc1951.txt (deflate format) and rfc1952.txt (gzip format).
*/

It makes it unsuitable to use with other Zlib-licensed software (I made the student add a "Zlib-generic" license file for NFD, but we shouldn't need that).

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by waddlesplash

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in hrev50057.

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