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Re: Packages licenses



Mike A. Harris wrote:

> I completely agree, however before people submit patches, or 
> suggest changes, I think we really do need to make an official 
> rubber stamped list of specific license names.  The list should 

Maybe there is more... but rpmlint- a tool to check common errors
on RPM packages -( http://people.mandrakesoft.com/~flepied/projects/rpmlint/ )
has a basic set of them.

--cut--
# liste grabbed from www.opensource.org/licenses

DEFAULT_VALID_LICENSES = (
    'GPL',
    'LGPL',
    'GFDL',
    'OPL',
    'Artistic',
    'BSD',
    'MIT',
    'QPL',
    'MPL',
    'IBM Public License',
    'Apache License',
    'PHP License',
    'Public Domain',
    'Modified CNRI Open Source License',
    'zlib License',
    'CVW License',
    'Ricoh Source Code Public License',
    'Python license',
    'Vovida Software License',
    'Sun Internet Standards Source License',
    'Intel Open Source License',
    'Jabber Open Source License',
    'Nokia Open Source License',
    'Sleepycat License',
    'Nethack General Public License',
    'Common Public License',
    'Apple Public Source License',
    'X.Net License',
    'Sun Public License',
    'Eiffel Forum License',
    'W3C License',
    'Zope Public License',
    # non open source licences:
    'Proprietary',
    'Freeware',
    'Shareware',
    'Charityware'
    )
--end--

note: rpmlint is a python tool ;-)

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