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Re: NOTE: Please publicize any license changes to your packages

On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 06:42:53 -0400
Simo Sorce <ssorce redhat com> wrote:

> So a tool that marks samba as GPLv3 may raise a high number of false
> positives. I guess many other projects will fall under the same
> conditions.
> Also sometimes plugins falls in a grey area while technically a graph
> may seem to link incompatible licensed code that is not clearly
> derivative. Lots of corner cases.
> Finally managing exceptions (like the OpenSSL one many projects have)
> may not be easy at all.

I think you're missing the point of the task.  The task isn't to mark
perfectly in every spec file exactly what a package contains.  Instead
it can mark the easy cases, and denote something in the hard cases so
that when an issue arises, we can easily weed out the easy cases and
focus on the hard ones manually.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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