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

On 12/5/06, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge gmail com> wrote:
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
> building).

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.

Sorry I hit send versus "Save Now". The reason for this is to try and
make sure you are not the sole blocking point on it in case you get an
offer to buy Aurora Linux for Googlebucks from you... or the snow in
Illinois traps you in an iceblock for 10,000 years.

You may still be the person that reviews the finished package
viewpoints and sends them to legal etc.. but it makes sure that if you
cash out, the job can be done by someone else.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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