yelp-xsl packaging incorrectly asserts AGPLv3 license

Bug #1016751 reported by Steve Magoun on 2012-06-22
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
OEM Priority Project
Fix Released
yelp-xsl (Debian)
Fix Released
yelp-xsl (Ubuntu)
Iain Lane
Iain Lane

Bug Description

The yelp-xsl packaging incorrectly asserts that the jQuery.syntax library is licensed under the AGPLv3. The version of the jQuery.syntax library in yelp-xsl >= 3.1.1 is licensed under the MIT license.

The following files need to be corrected:
* COPYING: Incorrectly asserts AGPLv3, and mentions COPYING.AGPL which is not present
* debian/copyright: Incorrectly asserts AGPLv3

Upstream, the jQuery syntax library was updated to an MIT-licensed version by this commit:

commit 80e58d62f9b33c4b57edd8ed486910407293cc77
Author: Frederic Crozat <email address hidden>
Date: Mon May 16 14:32:12 2011 +0200

    Update jquery.syntax to 3.0.0 (which is MIT licenced).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: yelp-xsl 3.4.1-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu10
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jun 22 17:09:56 2012

InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta amd64 (20100901.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: yelp-xsl
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-01-26 (147 days ago)

Steve Magoun (smagoun) wrote :

Mark this as oem-priority because accurate license information is important to OEMs

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Steve, would you be willing to report this to Debian and GNOME?

GNOME needs to update their COPYING file.

Since Ubuntu's yelp-xsl packaging is currently in sync with Debian's, this change ought to be made in Debian's packaging.

Steve Magoun (smagoun) wrote :

Reported both upstream

Changed in yelp-xsl:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Thank you Steve!

Changed in yelp-xsl (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Steve Magoun (smagoun) on 2012-06-25
no longer affects: oem-priority/precise
Changed in yelp-xsl:
status: New → Fix Released
Steve Magoun (smagoun) wrote :

Revert oem-priority/quantal status, the 2 fixes we need are not yet in quantal (yelp-xsl 3.4.2-1)

tags: added: rls-q-incoming
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Hey Iain, could you try to get that fixed for Debian,Ubuntu for quantal release?

Changed in yelp-xsl (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Iain Lane (laney)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
tags: removed: rls-q-incoming
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package yelp-xsl - 3.5.90-0ubuntu2

yelp-xsl (3.5.90-0ubuntu2) quantal; urgency=low

  * Cherry-pick from Debian SVN r35652 and revert part applied upstream.
  * debian/patches/fix_jquery_syntax_licensing, debian/copyright: Update to
    reflect that jQuery.Syntax is licensed as "MIT", not AGPL (Closes:
    #678981, LP: #1016751)
 -- Iain Lane <email address hidden> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:52:07 +0100

Changed in yelp-xsl (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in yelp-xsl (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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