Bug #8913

Unclear licensing terms on lib/gserver.rb

Added by Antonio Terceiro 7 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Assignee:Zachary Scott
Target version:-
ruby -v:trunk Backport:1.9.3: DONE, 2.0.0: DONE


The reader of the file only says this:

Copyright (C) 2001 John W. Small All Rights Reserved


Author:: John W. Small

Documentation:: Gavin Sinclair

Licence:: Freeware.

What does "Freeware" mean? With only that said, one cannot assume that file is free software/open source.

The intention is probably to have it licensed under the same terms of the rest of Ruby, so it would be nice to change that header to not mention any explicit licensing terms (even though "Freeware" is not a proper license) so that the global licensing terms of Ruby also apply to this file.

Associated revisions

Revision 42994
Added by Zachary Scott 7 months ago

  • lib/gserver.rb: [DOC] correct gserver.rb license [Bug #8913]


#1 Updated by Yukihiro Matsumoto 7 months ago

He agreed with Ruby's license when we asked him to allow merging gserver.rb to the distribution.
We should have updated.


#2 Updated by Zachary Scott 7 months ago

  • Category changed from lib to doc
  • Status changed from Open to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Zachary Scott

I will update the gserver docs to reflect the license change

#3 Updated by Zachary Scott 7 months ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

This issue was solved with changeset r42994.
Antonio, thank you for reporting this issue.
Your contribution to Ruby is greatly appreciated.
May Ruby be with you.

  • lib/gserver.rb: [DOC] correct gserver.rb license [Bug #8913]

#4 Updated by Tomoyuki Chikanaga 7 months ago

  • Backport changed from 1.9.3: REQUIRED, 2.0.0: REQUIRED to 1.9.3: REQUIRED, 2.0.0: DONE

r42994 is backported to ruby20_0 at r43060.

#5 Updated by Usaku NAKAMURA 6 months ago

Backported to ruby19_3 at r43489.

#6 Updated by Usaku NAKAMURA 3 months ago

  • Backport changed from 1.9.3: REQUIRED, 2.0.0: DONE to 1.9.3: DONE, 2.0.0: DONE

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