Subject: Re: binary packages and LICENSE documentation
To: Johnny C. Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julian Assange <email@example.com>
Date: 04/02/1999 06:47:13
"Johnny C. Lam" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> When creating pkgsrc Makefile skeletons, should I be including
> whatever COPYRIGHT and LICENSE files I find in pkg/PLIST? They seem
> to be necessary if we make binary packages publicly available on
> ftp.netbsd.org, but are unnecessary if users compile everything from
> source and never use binary packages. Or am I misunderstanding the
> terms of the more common licenses?
> My thanks for any clarifications on this matter.
> -- Johnny C. Lam <email@example.com>
> Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
I'd like to see COPYRIGHT/LICENSE files distributed in pkg, so one can
assess licensing terms before contaminating the installation site with
*any* foreign source.