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Re: Packages licenses



Elliot Lee wrote:

> Having a flag like that is not likely, because some of the licenses may be
> fine but not formally OSI-approved, and because the system used to build
> the packages doesn't allow passing options such as -nocl.
> 
> You're right that there are many duplicates that could use fixing. Once it
> is decided which license strings need to change, you can file patches in
> bugzilla for all the ones that obviously need changing (e.g. s/Freely
> distributable/Freely redistributable/i).

the worse is that there are packages with *wrong* 'License' tag: ex. db4

querida:~ $ rpm -q --qf '%{name}\t%{license}\n' db4
db4     GPL

/usr/share/doc/db4-4.0.14/LICENSE shows that it's BSD-alike

_All package maintainers_ *should check* 'License' tag!!

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