Subject: Re: binary packages and LICENSE documentation
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Julian Assange <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/02/1999 06:47:13
"Johnny C. Lam" <> 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
>, 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 <>
>         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.