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Re: permission to use spec files in other projects (Was Re: clamav)



On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:26:17 -0400
Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:

> On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:14:45 -0500
> Josh Boyer <jwboyer jdub homelinux org> wrote:
> 
> > A declaration of what license (if any) the spec files are under
> > globally.  Spot is right in that they are covered by the CLA, but I
> > don't consider that to be straight forward for people consuming
> > downstream. It's also complicated by the fact that nothing disallows
> > people from adding their own license to the spec file.
> > 
> > The end goal is simply to allow others to take the Fedora spec files
> > and use them in other projects.
> 
> Also we should probably make a decision project wise as to if allowing
> spec files in Fedora to be explicitly licensed (see jpp spec files) and
> if so how that interacts with the global license of all spec files.

Perhaps.  Though you'll be opening yourself up for lots of interesting
"you stole my licensed spec file!" debates if you disallow it.  The jpp
folks added the licensing explicitly because of Fedora contributors
doing that.

josh


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