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

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Fri Feb 15 14:59:03 UTC 2008

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.

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.

-- Rex

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