Opened 13 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#3351 closed defect (duplicate)

update SAGE_ROOT/COPYING.txt to clarify situation wrt Maxima license

Reported by: was Owned by: mabshoff
Priority: major Milestone: sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
Component: packages: standard Keywords:
Cc: Merged in:
Authors: Reviewers: André Apitzsch, Karl-Dieter Crisman
Report Upstream: N/A Work issues:
Branch: Commit:
Dependencies: Stopgaps:

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Description (last modified by was)

See

http://www.math.utexas.edu/pipermail/maxima/2008/011882.html

where we learn that Maxima is GPLv2 only, not GPLv2+. This means that we can not binary link Maxima and Sage.

Something from the email at the above link should be mentioned in the COPYING.txt file, and the statement at the top of COPYING.txt that

"Every component of SAGE except jsmath is licensed under a GPL v2 (or later) compatible license." may need to be changed to

"Every component of SAGE except jsmath is licensed under a GPL v2 compatible or GPLv2+ compatible license. All components that are binary linked to Sage are GPLv2+."

ALTERNATIVELY: I would greatly prefer to just have the GPLv2 only stuff in Maxima changed to GPLv2+ to avoid this problem altogether.

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by was

  • Component changed from Cygwin to packages

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by was

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by mabshoff

The statement "All components that are binary linked to Sage are GPLv2+." is incorrect since we are linking against a [L]GPL V3+ GSL, GMP and GNUTSL library.

Cheers,

Michael

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Milestone changed from sage-5.11 to sage-5.12

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.1 to sage-6.2

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.2 to sage-6.3

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.3 to sage-6.4

comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by aapitzsch

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.4 to sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
  • Report Upstream set to N/A
  • Status changed from new to needs_review

This has been fixed in #12447.

comment:9 Changed 7 years ago by kcrisman

  • Reviewers set to André Apitzsch, Karl-Dieter Crisman
  • Status changed from needs_review to positive_review

Yes, you are right!

comment:10 Changed 7 years ago by vbraun

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from positive_review to closed
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