Subject: Re: Opera update: no more banners
To: None <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/22/2005 14:01:12
Infrastructure changes are out of bounds during the freeze.  While
having a single-package license in the package itself seems nice, I'd
still like to have a line that looks like LICENSE= in the Makefile.
Perhaps just look for it locally, and if not found in

For now, if the license is wrong it should be fixed.  But I prefer to
avoid the word 'free' in free-opera-license in order to avoid
misleading people into thinking that opera is Free Software (a la
FSF).  OTOH of course it isn't free software, or there wouldn't be a
license file.

Perhaps "opera-license-2005" is non-judgemental and non-misleading.

This raises an interesting point, which is that changing a license
file once it exists in other than cosmetic ways is a problem, because
existing mk.conf lines will match the new license without review.

        Greg Troxel <>