An idea for RPM -> License Agreement support

David Nielsen david at
Wed May 30 13:38:59 UTC 2007

ons, 30 05 2007 kl. 21:26 +0800, skrev Hikaru Amano:
> I'm not sure if i missed it .. anyway .. here goes
> it would be useful to Third Parties if RPM have the ability to ask for
> License Agreement before installing their package. I'm not a lawyer
> but I believe this is useful in legal related stuff when distributing
> softwares. I have seen a few RPM that are stored .bin just for the
> sake of license agreement (Sun Java is the easiest example) and with
> RPM having (optional) license agreement before installation , this
> would reduce their worries bout licensing when packaging app for
> Linux.
> and  ... Linux newbies can avoid the terminal more (I know this sounds
> silly, the moment somebody says open terminal and run "chmod +x
> file.bin", certain users freaks out , double clicking RPM is easier to
> explain ).

You already agree to the OSI approved licenses when you install Fedora
as I understand our installer. Since this is all we provide, why would
we need these debian'ish interrupted installs which would entirely break
automated updates?

- David
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