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Re: Packages licenses



On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 11:50, Xose Vazquez Perez wrote:
> 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!!

Read that carefully. It's very much not BSD-like. It's not the GPL
either, however, though it could roughly be described as GPL-like
in general intent.

Regards,
							Owen





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