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Re: Licensing guidelines changes



On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 21:36 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > Today, FESCo ratified a new policy for handling the License tag inside
> > of package spec files.
> > 
> > You can read the new Licensing Guidelines here:
> > 
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/LicensingGuidelines
> > 
> > What does this mean for Fedora package maintainers? It means that you're
> > going to need to do a little bit of work. We want F8 packages to have
> > the correct license tag before we release F8.
> > 
> 
> I have some questions missing from the QA part you posted. What about freely 
> redistributable but not modifiable contect, does that get:
> "Freely redistributable without restriction"
> or:
> "Redistributable, no modification permitted"

"Redistributable, no modification permitted"

> And since content and firmware AFAIK are sort of the same exception, shouldn't 
> these 2 be made more consisty, and shouldn't the latter thus be:
> "Freely redistributable without restriction, no modification permitted" ?

I was trying to avoid changing things that didn't need changing for
existing packages.

> Last, you do realize this will effectively cause a mass rebuild? Is this a good 
> moment in the release cycle for this tool-chain wise, or maybe packages should 
> start updating the tags (which is most of the work), but hold off building 
> until another moment?

At least get the changes in CVS now. Development is designed to handle
churn, and it wouldn't hurt for people to catch build failures now,
instead of on an automated mass rebuild.

Then again, if Jesse wants everyone to hold, he'll speak up.

~spot




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