Subject: Re: [RFC] Where to put license files?
To: Johnny C. Lam <jlam@NetBSD.org>
From: Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/29/2005 10:36:18
"Johnny C. Lam" <jlam@NetBSD.org> writes:
> Nobody said anything about license summaries here -- don't put words
> into my mouth.
Sorry - I was imagining things.
> I want a file that lists all of the available license
> options so that we don't have to trawl pkgsrc for it, perhaps of the
> licenese-name cat/pkg1 cat/pkg2 cat/pkg3
> Where cat/pkgN are the package directories of packages that use
> license-name. These are script-parseable for the benefit of pkgsrc
We could have a script that generates such an index file, and then
choose whether or not it should be checked in. While I can certainly
see the aesthetic/orderliness point in having such an index, do you
have a proposed use for it? It could be useful to avoid duplicating
licenses, but that relies on actual license->name mapping.
Greg Troxel <email@example.com>