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Re: NOTE: Please publicize any license changes to your packages



On Sat, 2007-07-21 at 04:37 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, 2007-07-20 at 22:32 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> >> On 7/20/07, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
> >> > So, the new FESCo is going to act as the "Fedora License Police"
> >> 
> >> Always so negative.
> > 
> > Well, why should I change my opinion on something which had been
> > repeatedly discussed to death (E.g. on FPC meetings) and which I
> > consider to be "silly and naive"?
> 
> And that was before GPLv3 was released, mind you...
A fact which doesn't matter at all


1. Actually, the GPL case is a comparatively simple case, because it's
widely used. 

The situations rendering such "license tagging" absurd are the "not so
far spread" and "exotic" licenses, which 
* FESCO will never be able to handle due to lack of legal knowledge.
* RPM's license-tag will not be able to handle without a "license tag"
registry/Fedora license tag administration office.

2. Package maintainers are supposed to check their packages for license
compatibility. Otherwise Fedora will need a "licensing police".

3. We did cover GPLv3 in our discussions on FPC meetings.

Ralf




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