Contribution to Extras (an update)

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Tue Apr 18 11:22:23 UTC 2006

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> I am objecting to force packagers to write and add license files,
> because 
> 1. these files put packagers at avoidable, unnecessary, additional legal
> risks.
> 2. these files are of very doubtful benefits.
> and
> 3. implementing them means additional work.

I think this is a misunderstanding of what the Games SIG policy intends,
the intend of the Games SIG policy is not to let the packager write a
License, but to always have a written license with the package, this
written license should ofcourse come from upstream. Say for example that
their is a license on upstreams download page but not in the sources,
then we want the license from the download page in the package.

One of the reasons for this is it makes reviewing easier (yes this means
that we trust the submitter to not add a false license file).



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