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



On 7/22/07, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info> wrote:
But what I'd like to see added at the same time are some automatic check
to make sure properly done license changes get noticed automatically. A
basic "sha1sum the LICENSE file from upstream (most ship one) once and
put a small script into the %pre section that compares the know sha1sum
with the current one from the tarball and aborts if something changed"
should find properly done license changes automatically and keeps load
off the maintainer.

That's actually a pretty good idea i think.  For a lot of packages...
packages that can easily define a set of license/copying files...this
sort of automatic file checking would help flag problems.  Granted its
not going to work for all packages, but it might help a lot in the
specific case of entire project codebases transitioning to gpl3 from a
previous license.  But I would definitely like to stress the need for
individual maintainers to keep watch as to what the upstream projects
are planning as for re-licensing and  communicate licensing changes to
the other fedora maintainers before they enter cvs/build system.

-jef


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