Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 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:
Platform: All


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

  The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFCs (Request for
  Comments) 1950 to 1952 in the files
  (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 by waddlesplash, 5 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in hrev50057.

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