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



On Wed, 2007-07-25 at 14:55 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Mer 25 juillet 2007 14:43, Simo Sorce a écrit :
> > On Wed, 2007-07-25 at 13:26 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 
> >> In addition -- in some cases like the quoted one for samba it
> >> *might* be
> >> the easiest and cleanest solution for everyone to just put the libs
> >> with
> >> a different license into a different (sub)package.
> >
> > While it may be the case, the decision should absolutely not be
> > dictated
> > by the license.
> 
> I respectfuly disagree - for every project that uses a mix of licenses
> the licensing split is motivated either by different code origin or by
> a careful reflexion on what part can be re-used in what context. In
> both cases bundling everything in a single package or subackage is not
> doing anyone any favour.

I believe packaging splits should be done based on the functionality
they provide. As long as licenses are compatible I don't see why you
should package stuff based on the component license.

Simo.


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