The license in the Help file is untranslated.

Bug #190467 reported by Jérôme Guelfucci
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PyRoom
Fix Released
Low
Unassigned
0.3
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

This happens with revision 9 of trunk and with revision 6 of help.

The license at the beginning of the help file is not translated.

I also think that the license and the copyrights should be moved at the end of the file, the primary goal of this file is actually to help, to give the shortcuts.

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Jérôme Guelfucci (jerome-guelfucci-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Oh, I just realized that Bruno seems to have skipped it during translation. Is this normal ?

description: updated
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Bruno Bord (brunobord) wrote :

well... The terms of the GPL are basically in English. I don't know if there's an official translation of the header that has to be included in the source code, as stated in the english version of the GPL.

Since the program is published under the GPL v3 license, methinks we can't actually publish the source code without this verbatim header

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Nathan Haines (nhaines) wrote :

We can publish the source code with the COPYING and LICENSE files, plus the headers in every source document and be covered by the GPLv3+. But so long as we're translating the help text, we could also include an unofficial translation of the GPLv3+ notice in the help file without negatively impacting the code. In this way we also ensure that the end user is informed of his rights to use and redistribute the software.

I'd already done this for the German translation before seeing this bug.

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Jérôme Guelfucci (jerome-guelfucci-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I agree with Nathan, having a paragraph at the beginning of the help file not translated seems a bit strange to me. Moreover how can people respect a lciense if they can't read it ;)

Changed in pyroom:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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Florian Heinle (tiax) wrote :

has been fixed in rev 20 already.

On a side node: there's no official and legally binding version of GPL around. That's on purpose, because legal wording could be altered during translation. We could translate it on our own, but that'd be stupid as we'd be creating new licences.

Changed in pyroom:
importance: Wishlist → Low
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Florian Heinle (tiax) wrote :

added to 0.3 milestone

Changed in pyroom:
milestone: none → 0.3
Florian Heinle (tiax)
Changed in pyroom:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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