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Re: [fab] Re: Licensing audit for Fedora Extras

On 12/4/06, Tom 'spot' Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> wrote:
On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 06:20 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 00:25 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> We discussed earlier the idea of continuing the Free software licensing
> >> audit* post Fedora Core 6 release that we completed for Fedora Core
> >> already on Fedora Extras too just to cross check and make sure we are
> >> only including 100% Free software.
> >>
> >> Spot, are we ready to do this now?
> >>
> >> Rahul
> >>
> >>
> >> * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FreeSoftwareAnalysis
> >
> > I'd like to try and get an Aurora release out first. Is there any reason
> > this can't wait until December?
> ... and December arrived. Can we do this now?

January? :)

I hate to keep bumping this out, but the audit (even with help) will
take up ALL of my free time, and I really want to get Aurora 3 done (it
is taking up all of my free time, except for some Zelda while things are

Ok then I would say the first thing that needs to be done is a
document that goes over how a license audit is done. Nothing fancy,
but a list of

A) Download src package
B) Look at spec file
C) Look at sourcecode and make sure license is listed in it.
D) Look for any dubious licensed code (say file A says its under MIT
and file B says its under Apache and file C says its MyLicense 1.5).
Use the following egrep expressions to help in doing this:
E) Write up a summary of package viewpoints, and send to XYZ for confirmation.
F) Upon getting confirmation, and if you have more questions send to
joe_foo fsf org
G) Profit.

The FSF will be there in 2007.


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