[Fedora-packaging] License Tag Draft

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 17:26:57 UTC 2007

On 7/27/07, Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa at redhat.com> wrote:

> # For a breakdown of the licensing, see PACKAGE-LICENSING

Actual would it be possible that we cut down the syntax to the following:


PACKAGE-LICENSING: [Change format so that you can autoparse it better:
# Packager fill in the following. Package Reviewer check off.
Licenses for binaries:

Licenses for documentation:
CC v3 OR GFDLv1.1

Licenses for source code:

# Auto built licenses from rpmbuild-find-licenses.py
Known License Files Found:
GPLv2+     : /usr/share/pudding-pie-1.1.1/COPYING
Mozilla 1+  :/usr/share/pudding-pie-1.1.1/MOZILLA_STUFF

Unknown Licenses Found:
Apache 9  : Found mentioned in ./pudding-pie-1.1.1/zapper.cc
# License Headers Found:
./pudding-pie-1.1.1/foo.cc GPLv2+
./pudding-pie-1.1.1/main.cc Mozilla 1+
./pudding-pie-1.1.1/zapper.cc Apache 9

# No License Headers Found In:

The tool could do a rough draft, and try to pull out any bad stuff
that might show up.. or at least help a reviewer think to themselves..
wtf Apache 9 License?

These could be fed upstream to help the authors better protect their
IP, avoid a license issue where their code ends up somewhere because
it didnt have a license header etc.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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