[Fedora-packaging] Re: License tag in packages

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Thu Jun 29 12:08:13 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-29 at 09:23 +0100, Tim Jackson wrote:
> Christopher Stone wrote:
> > The bottom line is that Header tags SHOULD not be used to determine the 
> > license.
> Is it not redundant then?

Redundant or not, the License tag is mandated by rpmbuild.  As long as
it stays that way, IMO including a reasonable approximation in it is the
best way to go.  Users and distributors should dive into the actual
licensing/copyright information anyway to determine if they find it
acceptable for their particular use cases.

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