[Pkg-nagios-devel] License/Copyright of the nagios-imagepa(c)k(s) package

Jeroen Roovers jer at gentoo.org
Mon May 17 18:42:57 UTC 2010

     Hello Jan Wagner,

sorry to not respond on the pkg-nagios-devel@ mailing list, but I
simply cannot begin to subscribe to every mailing list I ever need to
post something to. I do have some information for you, though.

On Wed, 12 May 2010 12:39:46 +0200
Jan Wagner <waja at cyconet.org> wrote:

> we (the debian nagios maintainers) discovered that you are providing
> a package with images for nagios. Looking into the package(s), we
> can't find any (correct) information about the license/copyright of
> the images. As we have the same problem with nagios-images in debian,
> do you have any idea, how to find out which license/copyright applies
> for the tarballs?

Gentoo bug #320241 [1] is now used to connect the license discussion on
pkg-nagios-devel@ to a group of relevant Gentoo package maintainers.
For us the issue is twofold: 1) whether we should mirror the relevant
files, and 2) what we should change the LICENSE variable in our ebuilds
to, which links the contents distributed by means of the ebuild to the
appropriate license file that we distribute to our users. The
"nagios-imagepack"[2] LICENSE is now set to Nagios' license, which is
GPL v2, whereas it should probably be something different - we don't
know yet.

However, you should be asking Nagios (upstream) instead of various
distros' happen-to-be packagers, because the Nagios Exchange is still
distributing[3] these image packages (see our bug report for more


[1] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=320241
[2] http://packages.gentoo.org/package/net-analyzer/nagios-imagepack
[3] http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Images-and-Logos/

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