Subject: Re: make show-license
To: Christopher W. Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 02/25/2005 18:02:00
On 25 Feb 2005, Christopher W. Richardson wrote:
> Is there any easy way to tell what license a given package comes
> under? For most (at least the ones I care about and have tried)
Not at this time. And not easily.
Many packages are licensed under multiple licenses. It would be quite time
consuming to make pkgsrc/licenses files for all the packages.
But I guess for some we could include some generic licenses in the
pkgsrc/licenses directory and use some variable to define which ones and
ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES?= GPL LGPL BSD2 BSD3 BSD4 publicdomain etc...
On a related note, we should be sure to include (with installation) of any
licenses that require license to be available with binary packages.
Jeremy C. Reed
Media Relations and Publishing Services