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Bug #78947 pdflib package lacks LICENSE or COPYING
Submitted: 2019-12-11 22:31 UTC Modified: 2020-03-10 11:01 UTC
From: Assigned: rjs (profile)
Status: Closed Package: pdflib (PECL)
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: n/a
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2019-12-11 22:31 UTC]
Apparently, pdflib packages distributed via PECL don't have any
LICENSE or COPYING files.  These are required to build Windows
binary packages, though.


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 [2019-12-11 22:32 UTC]
-Assigned To: +Assigned To: rjs
 [2019-12-18 16:16 UTC]
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of rjs
Log: Bug #78947: add LICENSE file
 [2019-12-18 16:25 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Closed
 [2019-12-18 16:25 UTC]
Added a LICENSE file and created a new PECL package pdflib-4.1.4.tgz.
 [2019-12-21 17:20 UTC] php-comment-2019 at ryandesign dot com
The LICENSE file that was added says "This package is subject to the PDFlib GmbH General License and Support Conditions (available at" but the web page says that it is under the "PHP" license. Which is correct?
 [2020-02-06 13:08 UTC] hausen at punkt dot de
The library that pecl-pdflib uses as the backend is subject to PDFlib GmbH's terms and conditions. I don't see how the PHP wrapper needs to be anything but PHP licensed ...

Kind regards,
 [2020-03-10 11:01 UTC]
Updated the PECL package (pdflib-4.1.5.tgz), switched back the license for the wrapper code to PHP license.

The included LICENSE file now also is about PHP licensing.

When uploading the package to I still got the warning about the missing LICENSE or COPYING file in the package, but I double checked, the pdflib-4.1.5.tgz does contain a LICENSE file. So I'll ignore the warning.

As the new description explains we will no longer maintain this PECL Package. I'm not sure whether it is possible to remove the extension from or mark it as no longer maintained?.

Best Regards,
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