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Re: pkg_summary(5) and license restrictions
In article <20080521205245.GA11707%britannica.bec.de@localhost> Joerg wrote:
: On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 05:18:25PM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
: > Unfortunately a few important fields are absent in pkg_summary(5):
: > NO_BIN_ON_CDROM
: > NO_BIN_ON_FTP
: I don't think they should be included in the pkg_summary.
: Actually, those should be attributes of the license and nothing else.
Yes, they should be set according to the license. Are you arguing
for the removal of these variables? If so, I strongly object: they
are a simple anser to a decision distributors of binary pacakges have
to make (can I include them in the collection).
Currently, they are set by hand. When this came up in the past and
I suggested the value be stored with the license and set by the pkgsrc
infrastructure, it was argued that that was not worthwhile since very
few non-free licenses are used by more than one package (or a group of
packages sharing a Makefile.common).
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