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Michal_S_1
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[Intel MPI benchmarks] Non-free license of JavaScript files

Intel MPI benchmarks is licensed under the Common Public License, which is approved both by FSF and OSI as a Free Software / Open Source license. However, while packaging Intel MPI benchmarks for Fedora, we found[1] a couple of files with non-free license headers in IMB_2017.tgz: imb/imb/doc/IMB_Users_Guide/search.js: WARNING: You must purchase a copy of FAR HTML v4 or greater to use this file. imb/imb/doc/IMB_Users_Guide/tree.js: Please don't use this file without purchasing FAR. http://helpware.net/FAR/ I am not familiar with FAR. I understand it is an HTML help authoring tool. It's probably unintentional for it to impose license restrictions on output generated by it, but to be safe the HTML documentation has been removed from the tarball for Fedora. Would you, developer(s) of IMB, please make sure all files are distributable under a Free Software / Open Source license in a future release? Thanks, Michal Schmidt [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1425960#c2
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Zhuowei_S_Intel
Employee
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Dear Michal,

Thank you very much for raising the issue. I have checked the licenses of these JavaScript files and have asked the developer for advice. Thanks.

Best regards,

Zhuowei

Zhuowei_S_Intel
Employee
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Hi Michal,

It is not an issue. We purchased FAR HTML for html docs generating and the license says (http://www.helpwaregroup.com/products/far/eula):

  • Product "FAR HTML" - FAR HTML allows you to generate Help files and other software output. These files are your property to do with as you please, provided you have purchased a license from Helpware to use the FAR HTML product.

So, there are no FAR requirements/dependencies on customer side.


Best regards,

Zhuowei

Jack__Justin
Beginner
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Thank you very much for raising the issue. I have checked the licenses of these JavaScript files and have asked the developer for advice. Thanks.

Best regards,

WhatStatus.co

Jack__Justin
Beginner
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Jack, Justin wrote:

Thank you very much for raising the issue. I have checked the licenses of these JavaScript files and have asked the developer for advice. Thanks.

Best regards,

WhatStatus.co

the bug is not in javascript, issue is coming to another source.

 

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