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 |
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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: | |
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Description (last modified by )
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.
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This has been fixed in #12447.
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Yes, you are right!
comment:10 Changed 7 years ago by
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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