Subject: Re: pkgsrc license issues (was: security/ssh vs distfiles/vulnerabilities)
To: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 06/14/2001 23:18:17
On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > I'm in favour of getting rid of the ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES setting
> > altogether.
> > Jason
> If you can provide an alternative framework to alert the person who
> installs the package to the "non-standard" licence, then I'm all for
> it. If it's merely a copout "I don't care what the licence says",
> then, most definitely, I'm not.
How about when it hits an 'unacceptable' licence it gives
a message including a note on how to turn off all licences,
and an optional 'make READ_LICENSE' command which will display
the licence, prompt for accept, and add the appropriate
ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES+=XXXX to mk/conf
I'd even support that behaviour being the default - if a
novice user interactively types 'make install' on pine it
should display the licence and prompt to add there & then.
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