Bug 231231

Summary: math/SCIP: License permissions
Product: Ports & Packages Reporter: Lorenzo Salvadore <salvadore>
Component: Individual Port(s)Assignee: Yuri Victorovich <yuri>
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Severity: Affects Only Me Flags: bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (yuri)
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Description Lorenzo Salvadore freebsd_committer 2018-09-07 16:27:32 UTC
Created attachment 196948 [details]
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I think there is a mistake in SCIP's license permissions.
According to Zib academic license ( http://scip.zib.de/academic.txt ), the "license applies to you only if you are a member of a noncommercial and academic institution, e.g., a university".

Hence I think no-dist-mirror and no-pkg-mirror should be set. Moreover, I think users should be warned about those strict license requirements before installing, hence I would suggest to also set no-auto-accept.

I prepared a diff file with the proposed changes in case you approve them.

Thank you.
Comment 1 Yuri Victorovich freebsd_committer 2018-09-07 16:35:25 UTC
(In reply to Lorenzo Salvadore from comment #0)

Thanks, Lorenzo,

I will look into the reports that you created.

Comment 2 Yuri Victorovich freebsd_committer 2018-09-07 23:27:39 UTC
The way how they defined the license is that it only covers academic institutions. Other entities are simply not covered. They didn't say that it can't be used commercially, for example.

I asked them to clarify the license.

If software doesn't specify license at all, the license field is left undefined, and such ports are still ok. This is a gray area.

Otherwise, ports framework has the license value "NONE". We can define license as "ZIB or NONE". But NONE is restrictive, which is inconsistent with a missing license situation.

I will wait for their answer.
Comment 3 Lorenzo Salvadore freebsd_committer 2019-11-25 15:49:31 UTC
(In reply to Yuri Victorovich from comment #2)

Have you ever received and answer?
Comment 4 Yuri Victorovich freebsd_committer 2019-11-26 02:16:36 UTC
(In reply to Lorenzo Salvadore from comment #3)


Today I asked again on the scip@zib.de ML.