Forum: Ruby-core [ruby-trunk - Bug #8913][Open] Unclear licensing terms on lib/gserver.rb

75e3b052e046e34cbb10917c5f9901d7?d=identicon&s=25 terceiro (Antonio Terceiro) (Guest)
on 2013-09-15 04:48
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Issue #8913 has been reported by terceiro (Antonio Terceiro).

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Bug #8913: Unclear licensing terms on lib/gserver.rb
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8913

Author: terceiro (Antonio Terceiro)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee:
Category: lib
Target version:
ruby -v: trunk
Backport: 1.9.3: REQUIRED, 2.0.0: REQUIRED


The reader of the file only says this:

# Copyright (C) 2001 John W. Small All Rights Reserved
#
# Author::        John W. Small
# Documentation:: Gavin Sinclair
# Licence::       Freeware.

What does "Freeware" mean? With only that said, one cannot assume that
file is free software/open source.

The intention is probably to have it licensed under the same terms of
the rest of Ruby, so it would be nice to change that header to not
mention any explicit licensing terms (even though "Freeware" is not a
proper license) so that the global licensing terms of Ruby also apply to
this file.
0ec4920185b657a03edf01fff96b4e9b?d=identicon&s=25 matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto) (Guest)
on 2013-09-15 06:58
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Issue #8913 has been updated by matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto).


He agreed with Ruby's license when we asked him to allow merging
gserver.rb to the distribution.
We should have updated.

Matz.

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Bug #8913: Unclear licensing terms on lib/gserver.rb
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8913#change-41817

Author: terceiro (Antonio Terceiro)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee:
Category: lib
Target version:
ruby -v: trunk
Backport: 1.9.3: REQUIRED, 2.0.0: REQUIRED


The reader of the file only says this:

# Copyright (C) 2001 John W. Small All Rights Reserved
#
# Author::        John W. Small
# Documentation:: Gavin Sinclair
# Licence::       Freeware.

What does "Freeware" mean? With only that said, one cannot assume that
file is free software/open source.

The intention is probably to have it licensed under the same terms of
the rest of Ruby, so it would be nice to change that header to not
mention any explicit licensing terms (even though "Freeware" is not a
proper license) so that the global licensing terms of Ruby also apply to
this file.
054b5f6b8afdd5f6190bad08e46cd782?d=identicon&s=25 zzak (Zachary Scott) (Guest)
on 2013-09-17 07:04
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Issue #8913 has been updated by zzak (Zachary Scott).

Category changed from lib to doc
Status changed from Open to Assigned
Assignee set to zzak (Zachary Scott)

I will update the gserver docs to reflect the license change
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Bug #8913: Unclear licensing terms on lib/gserver.rb
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8913#change-41855

Author: terceiro (Antonio Terceiro)
Status: Assigned
Priority: Normal
Assignee: zzak (Zachary Scott)
Category: doc
Target version:
ruby -v: trunk
Backport: 1.9.3: REQUIRED, 2.0.0: REQUIRED


The reader of the file only says this:

# Copyright (C) 2001 John W. Small All Rights Reserved
#
# Author::        John W. Small
# Documentation:: Gavin Sinclair
# Licence::       Freeware.

What does "Freeware" mean? With only that said, one cannot assume that
file is free software/open source.

The intention is probably to have it licensed under the same terms of
the rest of Ruby, so it would be nice to change that header to not
mention any explicit licensing terms (even though "Freeware" is not a
proper license) so that the global licensing terms of Ruby also apply to
this file.
5cf8f058a4c094bb708174fb43e7a387?d=identicon&s=25 nagachika (Tomoyuki Chikanaga) (Guest)
on 2013-09-26 18:01
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Issue #8913 has been updated by nagachika (Tomoyuki Chikanaga).

Backport changed from 1.9.3: REQUIRED, 2.0.0: REQUIRED to 1.9.3:
REQUIRED, 2.0.0: DONE

r42994 is backported to ruby_2_0_0 at r43060.
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Bug #8913: Unclear licensing terms on lib/gserver.rb
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8913#change-42009

Author: terceiro (Antonio Terceiro)
Status: Closed
Priority: Normal
Assignee: zzak (Zachary Scott)
Category: doc
Target version:
ruby -v: trunk
Backport: 1.9.3: REQUIRED, 2.0.0: DONE


The reader of the file only says this:

# Copyright (C) 2001 John W. Small All Rights Reserved
#
# Author::        John W. Small
# Documentation:: Gavin Sinclair
# Licence::       Freeware.

What does "Freeware" mean? With only that said, one cannot assume that
file is free software/open source.

The intention is probably to have it licensed under the same terms of
the rest of Ruby, so it would be nice to change that header to not
mention any explicit licensing terms (even though "Freeware" is not a
proper license) so that the global licensing terms of Ruby also apply to
this file.
8cbb39dadafaf2287a83a13ee4981ec9?d=identicon&s=25 usa (Usaku NAKAMURA) (Guest)
on 2013-10-31 15:41
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Issue #8913 has been updated by usa (Usaku NAKAMURA).


Backported to ruby_1_9_3 at r43489.
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Bug #8913: Unclear licensing terms on lib/gserver.rb
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8913#change-42693

Author: terceiro (Antonio Terceiro)
Status: Closed
Priority: Normal
Assignee: zzak (Zachary Scott)
Category: doc
Target version:
ruby -v: trunk
Backport: 1.9.3: REQUIRED, 2.0.0: DONE


The reader of the file only says this:

# Copyright (C) 2001 John W. Small All Rights Reserved
#
# Author::        John W. Small
# Documentation:: Gavin Sinclair
# Licence::       Freeware.

What does "Freeware" mean? With only that said, one cannot assume that
file is free software/open source.

The intention is probably to have it licensed under the same terms of
the rest of Ruby, so it would be nice to change that header to not
mention any explicit licensing terms (even though "Freeware" is not a
proper license) so that the global licensing terms of Ruby also apply to
this file.
8cbb39dadafaf2287a83a13ee4981ec9?d=identicon&s=25 unknown (Guest)
on 2014-01-29 06:06
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Issue #8913 has been updated by Usaku NAKAMURA.

Backport changed from 1.9.3: REQUIRED, 2.0.0: DONE to 1.9.3: DONE,
2.0.0: DONE

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Bug #8913: Unclear licensing terms on lib/gserver.rb
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8913#change-44682

* Author: Antonio Terceiro
* Status: Closed
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: Zachary Scott
* Category: doc
* Target version:
* ruby -v: trunk
* Backport: 1.9.3: DONE, 2.0.0: DONE
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The reader of the file only says this:

# Copyright (C) 2001 John W. Small All Rights Reserved
#
# Author::        John W. Small
# Documentation:: Gavin Sinclair
# Licence::       Freeware.

What does "Freeware" mean? With only that said, one cannot assume that
file is free software/open source.

The intention is probably to have it licensed under the same terms of
the rest of Ruby, so it would be nice to change that header to not
mention any explicit licensing terms (even though "Freeware" is not a
proper license) so that the global licensing terms of Ruby also apply to
this file.
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