Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#1695 closed task (fixed)

Physics is lacking a dedicated LICENSE file

Reported by: sdz Owned by: garycmartin
Priority: Urgent Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Physics Version: Git as of bugdate
Severity: Trivial Keywords:
Cc: Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: New

Description

Title says it all... ;)

Attachments (3)

0001-fix-olpcgames-license.patch (1.6 KB) - added by quozl 9 years ago.
fix olpcgames license text
0002-wrap-olpcgames-license.patch (3.6 KB) - added by quozl 9 years ago.
wrap olpcgames license text
0003-include-license-fixes-1695.patch (40.8 KB) - added by quozl 9 years ago.
include license

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Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by quozl

Additional information gathered from dev.laptop.org ticket 10011:

  • a file containing the text of the GPLv3 should be included,
  • all of the .py files need to have the copyright and license specified, not just the physics.py file.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by quozl

A license and copyright analysis.

In summary, Physics contains multiple components of varying licenses; GPLv3, BSD, and zlib/libpng. Physics itself is licensed under GPLv3 but not in the safest manner. The dependencies in lib/ are correctly licensed, except for olpcgames which has a slight modification.

In detail, in the Physics mainline git repository:

  • the file physics.py refers briefly to GPLv3 but not in the safest manner described by the license,
  • there are two copyrights claimed for Physics and Elements in physics.py, the second is unnecessary as the Elements egg file in lib has copyright and license (GPLv3) properly identified,
  • the file olpcgames/copying contains a modified BSD License, in that the contributors have been removed from the last paragraph that starts with THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED, and the same file is provided by Maze with file name COPYING,
  • the Box2D EGG-INFO says it is zlib/libpng License, the text of which can be found in init.py and matches other copies

Changed 9 years ago by quozl

fix olpcgames license text

Changed 9 years ago by quozl

wrap olpcgames license text

Changed 9 years ago by quozl

include license

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by quozl

  • Keywords r? added

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by sdz

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfirmed to New
  • Priority changed from Unspecified by Maintainer to Urgent

ping?

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by garycmartin

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks, patches applied an new Physics-4 bundle uploaded to ASLO. Have a source tar-ball I can email someone if needed. I no longer have, or want, shell access to upload it to downloads.sl.org, but happy to upload to some other formal location if needed.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by garycmartin

  • Keywords r? removed
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