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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#16078 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

SquirrelMail Licence

Reported by: thee17 Owned by: westi
Milestone: 3.1 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.1
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


In wp-includes/class-pop3.php on Line 13 is as follows:

Licensed under the GNU GPL. For full terms see the file COPYING.

However we do not distribute COPYING although the text of SquirrelMail's COPYING is the same as what we include in licence.txt.

Perhaps for Licensing clarity "For full terms see the file COPYING." should be removed.

Change History (6)

#1 @hakre
11 years ago

Thanks for reporting the issue.

File in WordPress is /wp-includes/class-pop3.php and in Squirrel Mail is /squirrelmail/plugins/mail_fetch/class.POP3.php.

I think the files original copyright holder should be kept. An additional note on top should be added that specifies the origin of the file. So it can be understood why COPYING is not passed with the file any longer.

Copyright statements have been changed in the attempt to convert them to phpdoc tags in r6440. Phpdoc tags are in addition not in replace of the copyright statement. See the file upstream as linked above as well. This should be corrected as well.


#2 @jane
11 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

Will address all licensing tickets in 3.2.

#3 @nacin
11 years ago

  • Owner set to westi
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#4 @westi
11 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 3.1


Is the version of the file we last took from upstream

Copyright statements have been changed in the attempt to convert them to phpdoc tags they match the file we imported.


Is the current version of the file.

Therefore I think we should just add this line to the plugin header

@license http://opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php GNU General Public License

#5 @westi
11 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

(In [17312]) Add explit link to the licence for this file. Fixes #16078

#6 @hakre
11 years ago

For further reference: The COPYING file in the squirrelmail project contains a copy of the GNU General Public License in it's second version.

Ref: COPYING in squirrelmail.

Last edited 11 years ago by hakre (previous) (diff)
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