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



----- "Josh Boyer" <jwboyer jdub homelinux org> wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 11:18:15 -0700
> Karsten Wade <kwade redhat com> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 12:46 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > > On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:24:00 -0700
> > > Karsten Wade <kwade redhat com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > > On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 17:01 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > > Further questions arise from Fedora maintainers
> reusing/modifying
> > > > > upstream specs and/or specs from other origins (e.g. other
> distros). 
> > > > > They can be covered by other copyrights/licenses (e.g. the
> GPL).
> > > > 
> > > > Since spec files are specific to RPM packaging, could it be
> better if
> > > > rpm.org set the standard?  It could be a bigger first step
> toward all
> > > > sources of spec files being license compatible.
> > > 
> > > What?  That's the equivalent of saying that the GNU Make project
> should
> > > set the copyright on all makefiles...
> > 
> > No, it's not.
> 
> How is it not?  rpm.org is the upstream for rpm.  Spec files are used
> to build RPMs and are interpreted by the rpm program.  Makefiles are
> interpreted by make.
> 
> Explain please.

Setting copyright and suggesting a license in a comment block are not equivalent.

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