[Fedora-packaging] OCaml "LGPLv2 with exceptions" - what should be in the License field?

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Feb 15 23:12:52 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-02-15 at 08:59 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > Jason Tibbitts who has been kindly reviewing many of my packages raises
> > a question about the License field for a common license for OCaml.
> > 
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432482
> > 
> > The license starts with this preamble, and then continues with the
> > ordinary LGPLv2.  Note that this license is more permissive than the
> > standard LGPL, so this is not a question about whether this is free
> > software or not.
> Imo,
> License: LPGLv2 with exceptions
> is perfectly descriptive and valid.  Folks will have to look at the 
> license file for details anyway.  For example, see also qt4 packaging 
> that uses something similar.

This specific exception is something which is OK for Fedora, please use
"LGPLv2 with exceptions" as the license.


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