Re: License of coq documentation
On 12/20/05, Samuel Mimram <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dear debian-legal,
> [Please keep Hugo and I in CC, we're not subscribed to the list]
> I have two questions for you.
> 1. Coq upstream has agreed to put a license on the documentation
> (reproduced at the end of the mail). This would close #294865. Since it
> was not written by a lawyer, upstream has asked me if I could get
> comments on it. So I'd be glad if you could tell me if you see any
> obvious flaw in it. Of course, I don't expect it to be DFSG-free.
Yes, it's definately not DFSG-free. Also documentation will have to be
in non-free (is there a policy against including Debian-specific
licensing in non-free?) or removed.
> 2. The coq tarball contains LGPL and GPL files (which are both linked
> together when building coq). I've always thought that if I extract an
> LGPL file from the tarball then I can use it as LGPL. However upstream
> has told me that he was told that it was not the case (all files in the
> tarball should should be considered as GPL, because they were
> distributed with GPL files, thus being part of the sources of a GPL
> program). Who's right?
The LGPL has a provision stating that it can be relicensed as GPL. if
the files are unmodified, then most likely they are LGPL. If they are
modified they may be fully covered by the GPL.
> Thanks very much.
> The Coq system versions 7 and 8 are copyright (c) 1999-2005 The Coq
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