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Re: Handling licenses
On Sat, Jul 09, 2016 at 01:10:31PM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> Quoting http://www.netbsd.org/docs/pkgsrc/fixes.html#handling-licenses:
> > The pkgsrc system, as a policy choice, does not label packages
> > which have licenses that are Free or Open Source.
> This seems to contradict the current pkglint behavior, which says that
> “Every package must define its LICENSE”. Since the text from the pkgsrc
> guide is 9 years old, is it still up-to-date?
That sentence is indeed outdated. Can you please fix it?
> Also, the pkgsrc guide does not give helpful instructions on determining
> which license a package has. Do we have some tool that I can feed a
> given COPYING file into, and it tells me which of the predefined
> licenses it is? Recognizing the GNU GPL is easy, since it says so, but
> choosing between the various BSD licenses requires reading the whole
> text, as far as I know.
I'm not aware of one :(
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