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Re: why unacceptable license condition: ruby-license ?
On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 07:24:31AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> But ruby-license is a file in pkgsrc that says "GPLv2 or
> old-non-Free-ruby-terms". So just doing what you suggest is confusing,
> and one must follow either GPLV2 or the original, not both, so it should
> be OR.
Currently a substantial fraction (in fact, well over half) of the uses
of "ruby-license" say "ruby-license OR gplv2". It seems to me that the
best way forward is:
- rename "ruby-license" to "old-ruby-license"
- remove the GPL references from licenses/old-ruby-license.txt
- alas, check all the packages that currently refer to it but have
text other than "ruby-license OR gplv2".
I don't think this is quite the same as any of your plans though.
> Sorry this is so long, but I think it's a strength of pkgsrc that we are
> careful about licenses.
David A. Holland
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