[Phpmyadmin-devel] legal concerns about external libraries

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Mon Aug 1 18:24:29 CEST 2011

Isaac Bennetch a écrit :
> Good day, team
> The Fedora legal team has discovered a potential licensing problem in 
> the PHPExcel library bundled with phpMyAdmin. If true, and I am not a 
> lawyer but it seems they are correct, that puts phpMyAdmin itself in 
> violation and Fedora would then remove our package until we resolve the 
> licensing problem.
> The report is at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=629214 and 
> the Tom there is from the Fedora Legal team, Robert is the (friendly) 
> Fedora phpMyAdmin maintainer who I've also copied on this message (who 
> first came to us on IRC to discuss this problem).
> It looks like the problem had been reported to the PHPExcel in February 
> of 2010 but not resolved 
> (http://phpexcel.codeplex.com/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=83335).
> Robert's also mentioned that they're investigating a similar claim 
> regarding tcpdf; I believe that discussion is at 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548260
> Regards,
> ~isaac

Thanks Isaac for relaying this issue to the team.

Marc Delisle

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