[CentOS-devel] Missing Package spice-usb-redirector / CEEA-2010:0460

Fri May 6 16:13:10 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 05/06/2011 09:39 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 05/06/2011 09:03 AM, Jerry Amundson wrote:
>> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 8:34 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>>> On 05/06/2011 04:31 AM, Andreas Rogge wrote:
>>>> Am 06.05.2011 00:55, schrieb Karanbir Singh:
>>>>> On 05/05/2011 08:27 PM, Andreas Rogge wrote:
>>>>>> I just noticed that the following packages which were announced as
>>>>>> CEEA-2010:0460 [1],[2] but never made it onto the mirrors:
>>>>>> spice-usb-redirector-4.5-2.el5_5.i386.rpm
>>>>>> spice-usb-redirector-4.5-2.el5_5.x86_64.rpm
>>>>> iirc, they were released by mistake and were removed immediately.
>>>> I see. However, kmod-spice-usb-redirector is in the 5.5 updates repository.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Andreas
>>> This was removed from EL 5.5 by upstream (as far as I can see), as well
>>> as renamed:
>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=598919
>>> http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2011-0122.html
>> The kspiceusb-kmod package remains upstream. The above bug only
>> pointed out a case where an error occurred *during removal* of the rpm
>> package.
>> The kspiceusb-kmod package remains in CentOS because it is GPLv2,
>> whereas spice-usb-redirector (now spice-usb-share) was removed because
>> it's Proprietary.
> Right ... I meant that kmod-spice-usb-redirector was removed from the
> distro (which is what we mistakenly released).
> We could release both kspiceusb-kmod and spice-usb-redirector (they are
> both open source) ... but we normally do not release things on the
> Supplementary ISOs (GPL or not).  That first release was a mistake.
> Since 5.5 is going into the vault, we can do one of two things here ...
> not release the 2 supplementary files (our normal practice), or release
> them if there are people currently using our kmod-spice-usb-redirector.
> I am open to either solution ... but if someone does not convince me
> they need those 2 packages, I vote for let it die since it should not
> have been released.  I can be persuaded, however, if people need it.

And ... we can NOT redistribute the program spice-usb-share ... here is
a copy of the proprietary license:

2.  License Grant.    Red Hat hereby grants User a non-exclusive,
non-transferable, license to use the Program, in executable,
machine-readable form with a fully-paid Red Hat subscription provided
User may not: (a) modify, copy, or create any derivative works of the
Program; (b) decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the Program
(except to the extent permitted by applicable law); (c) redistribute,
encumber, sell, rent, lease, sublicense, or otherwise transfer rights to
the Program (except to the extent permitted herein); (d) use the Program
for web hosting services, managed services, Internet service provider
(ISP) services or similar uses; or (e) remove or alter any trademark,
logo, copyright or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols or labels
in the Program.  Upon expiration of any term of use as set forth in
writing, Client will promptly remove, delete or destroy all copies of
the Program in its possession.

Therefore, this program will not be redistributed.

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