Request to update the licensing information on my project(s).

Asked by Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn on 2012-02-08

https://launchpad.net/pycryptopp says "Licenses: GNU GPL v2, GNU GPL v3, Other/Open Source (Transitive Grace Period Public Licence https://zooko.com/tgppl.html The raison d'etre of this licence is the allow redistribution of proprietary derived works, but only for a limited time (12 months), after which period the derived works must be open sourced under this licence.)". In comparison, https://launchpad.net/tahoe-lafs says "GNU GPL v2, GNU GPL v3, Other/Open Source (Transitive Grace Period Public Licence http://zooko.com/tgppl.html)". Those two have identical licensing -- compare http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~tahoe-lafs/tahoe-lafs/master/view/head:/README.txt to http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~tahoe-lafs/pycryptopp/master/view/head:/README.rst -- so I wonder why those two fields are different and what the underlying "licence" field(s) in the launchpad database say about them.

I noticed that when I hover over "pycryptopp" or "tahoe-lafs" in a bug report like https://bugs.launchpad.net/tahoe-lafs/+bug/113672 that the pop-up text says "This project's license has not been specified.". But then I noticed that the same happens when you hover over "bzr" in a bug report like this one: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bzr/+bug/77744

So I guess that is a bug in launchpad that the pop-up text is incorrectly reporting that the license has not yet been specified. (Also I wonder why the project's licence is supposed to appear when you hover your pointer over its name.)

So, this is a request to update the "licence" fields of pycryptopp and tahoe-lafs to be the same as each other, or at least a request to double-check and make sure there isn't an error in one or the other's underlying database fields. Also, if you want to fix the pop-up text or at least open a bug report for it so I don't have to, that would be cool.

Thanks!

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2012-02-09
Deryck Hodge (deryck) said : #1

You can change this yourself. The "other license" section has a text field that you can enter free form text into. Someone has done this differently for each project. Click on the project's "Change details" link and update the license info there.

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