please also review: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=736698
phpMyAdmin 18.104.22.168 (and presumably many earlier versions as well) contains
tcpdf. This package claims to be LGPL-3.0+ licensed but contains the following
YOU CAN'T REMOVE ANY TCPDF COPYRIGHT NOTICE OR LINK FROM THE
GENERATED PDF DOCUMENTS.
As the LGPL-3.0+ incorporates by reference the GPL-3.0+, sections 7 and 10 of
the GPL-3.0+ are relevant:
All other non-permissive additional terms are considered "further
restrictions" within the meaning of section 10. If the Program as you
received it, or any part of it, contains a notice stating that it is
governed by this License along with a term that is a further
restriction, you may remove that term. If a license document contains
a further restriction but permits relicensing or conveying under this
License, you may add to a covered work material governed by the terms
of that license document, provided that the further restriction does
not survive such relicensing or conveying.
Accordingly, it may be possible to point out to tcpdf upstream that the
additional term that they apply may be viewed as a 'non-permissive restriction'
and that you wish to exercise your rights under the GPL-3.0+ to remove that
term from downstream distributions.
If upstream are unwilling to engage in meaningful discussion or take the view
that the additional restriction is per se not part of the license because it is
above the license and not incorporated into it, tcpdf should be dropped.