Mislabelled licenses in "For Purchase" section

Bug #864706 reported by Ryan Williams on 2011-10-02
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

"For Purchase" section in software centre apparently defaults to showing proprietary for the license. The problem is that both Ryzom and the Full Circle Magazines are not proprietary. Ryzom is released mostly under AGPLv3 and CC-BY-SA licenses (http://dev.ryzom.com/projects/ryzom/wiki), whilst FCM is licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported, as stated in any issue of the magazine itself (http://fullcirclemagazine.org/).

This is not just a bug, it's a serious legal issue in misrepresenting the license. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Copyfraud

Using Ubuntu 11.04, presumably applies to earlier versions.

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Related branches

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2011-10-03
tags: added: db
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.0.1

software-center (5.0.1) oneiric; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/reviews.py:
    - Fix i18n bug in the error string for the reviews. This
      adds two new strings for a rare error message in the UI that
      was previously not translatable. Thanks to David Planella
  * softwarecenter/db/database.py:
    - when adding a new database (e.g. on reinstall-previous purchases)
      trigger a "reopen" to ensure that the db docids are reinitialized
  * apt-xapian-index-plugin/software-center.py:
    - do not crash if a apt.Package.candidate has no url (LP: #819907)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/catview_gtk.py:
    - only show the frame with new apps if we actually have information
      about new applications (LP: #862382)

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/apptreeview.py:
    - fix crash in clear_model() (LP: #863233)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * debian/control:
    - add dependency on python-gobject-cairo to prevent crash
      at startup (LP: #829067)
  * softwarecenter/db/application.py,
    - display the correct license type for commercial apps as
      specified via the software-center-agent (LP: #864706)

  [ Matthew McGowan ]
  * lp:~mmcg069/software-center/bug855666:
    - add missing linewrap (LP: #855666)
  * lp:~mmcg069/software-center/bug858639 :
    - fix crash when data can not be parsed from the remote reviews server
      LP: #858639
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:24:05 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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