Subject: Re: ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Maxwell <email@example.com>
Date: 06/10/1999 15:56:18
On Thu, Jun 10, 1999 at 02:40:35PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 06:51:42 (+0100), Alistair Crooks wrote: ]
> > Subject: RE: ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES
> > You have missed the point.
> > Acceptable licences does not govern whether or not the distfile can be put
> > on a CDROM or stored on a mirror or other server.
I think to satisfy all, you need
ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES (which is USE of software requirements)
DISTRIBUTION_LICENSE (which involves ftp-mirroring, cdroms, email attachments)
Certainly some of the above like GNU-GPL-V1 may fit in both, but I think
it's needlessly convoluted to try to express 2 concepts in 1 variable.
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