Subject: Re: binary packages and LICENSE documentation
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/01/1999 23:59:34
On Thu, 1 Apr 1999, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> Are you advocating the same thing I am?  I think the licensing terms
> for most software require that the COPYRIGHT/LICENSE files be included
> in any binary distribution, which is what all those binary packages on
> are.  So, I think that one solution to this is to add
> the appropriate files to pkg/PLIST, so those files are included in any
> binary package made with our package tools.

Basically what LICENSE/ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES (any spelling aside :-) do when
compiling a package from source? Yes, this should probably be included
into pkg_add as well.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>