Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#10764 closed defect (fixed)

chutney has a non-obvious license

Reported by: arma Owned by: nickm
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Component: Core Tor/Chutney Version:
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Description

At the top of some of the python files in Chutney is this text:

# Copyright 2011 Nick Mathewson, Michael Stone
# Copyright 2013 The Tor Project
#
#  You may do anything with this work that copyright law would normally
#  restrict, so long as you retain the above notice(s) and this license
#  in all redistributed copies and derived works.  There is no warranty.

which some folks might recognize as the Tiny license.

But the work as a whole appears to have no license file. So e.g. tools/bootstrap-network.sh would sure look to be non open source software currently.

Can we add a license for the work as a whole?

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by nickm

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in 90ae6fee472779322c3b0d6c32ada590e829089e

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by arma

On further investigation, that's one weird license.

Is it aiming to be copyleft -- all derived works need to use this license?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by nickm

No. It's equivalent to a minimal version of the 3BSD/MIT style permissive license. The only condition that's placed on derived works is that you include the license and copyright notices.

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