FS#5637 - zlib/libpng license shouldn't be a common license

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Aaron Bull Schaefer (elasticdog) - Saturday, 21 October 2006, 04:06 GMT
Last edited by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 14:05 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category System
Status Closed
Assigned To Judd Vinet (judd)
Architecture not specified
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7.2 Gimmick
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The zlib/libpng license should not be included in the common licenses package due to having similar customization requirements as the BSD/MIT licenses. There is a line that must have the year and copyright holders filled out for each use of the license. As per the Arch Packaging Standards, this should qualify it for needing a custom license for each package that uses it. For a better explanation and details, see this thread on the forums:

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Closed by  Dan McGee (toofishes)
Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 14:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  fixed in 2.0 pkg
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Sunday, 18 March 2007, 07:39 GMT
Most AUR packages with ZLIB license already use ZLIB in the same way as BSD license.
Only the actual change to license package is needed.
Comment by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 13:29 GMT
Should this be removed from the package then?