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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc

I haven't seen any other comment on this and I have no objection,
so I will go ahead and make your suggested change.


Greg Troxel <> writes:

> "Darrin B. Jewell" <> writes:
>> Module Name: pkgsrc
>> Committed By:        dbj
>> Date:                Mon Jul 21 06:53:25 UTC 2014
>> Added Files:
>>      pkgsrc/licenses: wxwindows-3.1
> wxwindows-3.1 appears to be gnu-lgpl-v2 (or later) with an exception.
> Our concern in licensing is that people not accidentially run code with
> non-free licenses, and is not meant to enable automatic processing for
> people creating and distributing derived works.  Thus the added
> exception isn't bothersome, since it's almost inconceivable that someone
> would be ok with LGPL v2 but not ok with this license (and if so, they
> are such an outlier that our license mechanism will generally not work
> for them).
> This is listed by OSI as:
> (but without a version).   So it is eligible to be added, and would then
> need to be in DEFAULT_ACCEPTABLE in and pkg_install.  But
> that feels like needless churn
> So I would suggest that this just say
> # LGPLv2 with additional permission;
> LICENSE=      gnu-lgpl-v2
> and not have the extra file.

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