[GFSD] sane-backends contains code under original Artistic License

Componente:License problems
Categoría:informe de erro

The sane-backends source package contains a file lib/snprintf.c licensed under Artistic License 1.0. The file seems to contain a replacement for snprintf on systems that don't have it. Obviously this file is not needed in Trisquel.

Sáb, 12/14/2013 - 09:59
Estado:active» needs more info

There isn't a sane-backends package.

Sáb, 12/14/2013 - 20:52
Estado:needs more info» active

sane-backends is a source package (part of the sane scanner package).


Dom, 12/15/2013 - 12:47

Oh! Sorry for the bad noise. I thought binary packages would have similarly named source packages 1:1. Thanks for teaching me.

Confirming the reported license problem.

Dom, 12/15/2013 - 22:35

I also found that sane-frontends, sane-backends-extra, and xsane have the same file under version 1.0 of the Artistic License.

Maybe we should do a search for the Artistic License. It seems problematic since Debian considers it free.

Mar, 12/31/2013 - 10:09

I'll go ahead and do just that.

Sáb, 04/19/2014 - 20:41

We could use the gpl-licensed version in Gnulib (http://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=gnulib.git;a=summary, lib/c-snprintf.c). This is better than just removing it; what if someone tries to compile the version in trisquel for an embedded system without snprintf?

Xov, 05/29/2014 - 08:58
Xov, 05/29/2014 - 17:41

Here are the patches we used to resolve this issue in Fedora (also sent upstream), see: https://alioth.debian.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=314700

Basically, the lib/snprintf.c code came from an old version of LPRng, so I checked to see if the current LPRng code had it as well, and it had a newer version under a Free license (and a permissive one at that). A few minor edits and we have replacement files for xsane, sane-frontends, and sane-backends.

xsane-0.999-update-to-current-lprng-plp_snprintf.patch 47.54 KB
sane-frontends-1.0.14-update-to-current-lprng-plp_snprintf.patch 47.57 KB
sane-backends-1.0.24-update-to-current-lprng-plp_snprintf.patch 47.52 KB
Xov, 05/29/2014 - 22:52

Thanks spotrh for the patches!
I will try to make package helpers for this and submit to trisquel-dev.

Ven, 05/30/2014 - 04:18
Estado:active» patch (needs review)
Mér, 12/17/2014 - 01:27
Asignado a:anonymous» leny2010
Estado:patch (needs review)» patch (needs work)

Patch plainly declined. I've opened DI https://devel.trisquel.info/leny2010/package-helpers/issues/7 to track my rework.

Mar, 12/23/2014 - 06:38
Versión:6.0» 7.0
Estado:patch (needs work)» patch (ready)

Still in 7.0

Reworked patch accepted
Awaiting build.

Thank you for your continuing contributions all.

Mér, 01/07/2015 - 15:55
Estado:patch (ready)» needs more info

Update now in Belenos repos. Please comment is you dissent from Fixed status/

Xov, 01/08/2015 - 04:34
Estado:needs more info» fixed

Changes were merged into trisquel and package is now updated

Xov, 01/22/2015 - 04:35
Estado:fixed» closed

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.