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Documentation #23336

Documentation license version is ambiguous

Added by Nathan Cutler over 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
03/13/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Tags:
Backport:
jewel, luminous
Reviewed:
Affected Versions:
Pull request ID:

Description

The license applicable to the files under doc/ was originally declared (in the
top-level file COPYING) to be "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC
BY-SA)" by ed0653b493a3f919a3abc37a0aa9b5aa29ae0b0e

This license declaration omitted a version number.

Some time later ef7418421b3748c712019c8aedd02b8005c1e1ea was merged, mentioning
CC-BY-SA-1.0 as one of the Ceph source code licenses. Although the purpose of that
commit was only to summarize the canonical license information from COPYING, it
unintentionally became the only place in the source code where the doc license
version was specified.

In March 2018, the Debian project warned that CC-BY-SA-1.0 does not meet its
criteria for inclusion in the "free" section of the Debian distribution. (For
that, at least version 3.0 must be used.)

This new commit removes the doc license ambiguity by setting it to CC-BY-SA-3.0
in all three places where the license is mentioned:
- COPYING
- ceph.spec.in
- debian/copyright


Related issues

Copied to Ceph - Backport #23410: luminous: Documentation license version is ambiguous Resolved
Copied to Ceph - Backport #23411: jewel: Documentation license version is ambiguous Resolved

History

#1 Updated by Nathan Cutler over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Need Review
  • Assignee set to Nathan Cutler
  • Backport set to jewel, luminous

#3 Updated by Nathan Cutler over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Need Review to Pending Backport

#4 Updated by Nathan Cutler over 1 year ago

  • Copied to Backport #23410: luminous: Documentation license version is ambiguous added

#5 Updated by Nathan Cutler over 1 year ago

  • Copied to Backport #23411: jewel: Documentation license version is ambiguous added

#6 Updated by Nathan Cutler about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Pending Backport to Resolved

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