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[Fedora-packaging] License landscape (and question of best pratice)



Hi,
	I have packed several R modules. R modules have a description file with a 
license field.
	Lots of those modules have as license: GPL version 2 or later.

	Should this be placed in the spec file as GPL or allow the fully license as 
described in the DESCRIPTION file?

	While searching for tags used in the License field for Extras I got this 
result:

$ grep -h ^License: */devel/*.spec | sed -e 's|License:||' | sed -e 's|^\s*||' 
 | sed -e 's|\s*$||' | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr
    734 GPL
    215 GPL or Artistic
    152 LGPL
    106 BSD
     40 MIT
     28 Distributable
     22 Artistic
     11 BSD-like
     11 Artistic or GPL
     10 Public Domain
      8 LaTeX Project Public License
      6 CPL
      5 PHP
      5 GPL/LGPL
      5 BSD-ish
      4 GPL/BSD
      4 Freely distributable
      4 Apache Software License
      3 W3C Software License
      3 SIL Open Font License
      3 Redistributable, with restrictions
      3 Python Software Foundation License
      3 OSGPL
      3 Freeware
      2 QPL
      2 PSF
      2 NetHack General Public License
      2 GPL, LGPL
      2 CNRI
      2 BSD-style
      1 ZPL
      1 zlib/libpng
      1 wxWidgets Library Licence
      1 W3C (see: http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-software.html)
      1 VOSTROM Public License
      1 University of Washington Free-Fork License
      1 The PHP License
      1 Redistributable
      1 QPL/LGPL
      1 Python License (CNRI Python License)
      1 Public Domain, BSD, Python License, GPL - see COPYING.txt
      1 PSF or ZPL
      1 PSFL/ZPL
      1 Other
      1 NetCDF
      1 Neotonic ClearSilver Software License
      1 MPL/LGPL
      1 MPL/GPL/LGPL
      1 MPL
      1 MIT/X Consortium License
      1 MIT/X11
      1 MIT-style
      1 MIT, GPL, LGPL
      1 MIT and GPL
      1 MIT/Academic
      1 LGPL with exceptions
      1 LGPL/W3C
      1 LGPL/MPL
      1 LGPL/MIT
      1 LGPL, GPL, Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer
      1 LGPL/GPL
      1 LGPL for library, GPL for utilities
      1 LGPL/BSD
      1 LGPL (binaries GPL)
      1 Kannel
      1 JasPer License Version 2.0
      1 Intel Open Source License
      1 IBM Public License
      1 GPL version 2 or newer
      1 GPL version 2 or later.
      1 GPL version 2 or later
      1 GPLv2
      1 GPL, MIT/X11 for X11 bits
      1 GPL & MIT
      1 GPL and modified LGPL
      1 GPL and Free Art License
      1 GNU Free Documentation License
      1 Giftware
      1 Freely distributable (BSD-like)
      1 Free
      1 Erlang Public License
      1 Distributable (Unknown)
      1 BSD w/ advertising
      1 BSD style
      1 BSD/PSF -- see COPYING
      1 BSD/MIT
      1 BSD like
      1 BSDish
      1 BSD, GPL
      1 BSD and LGPL
      1 BitTorrent Open Source License
      1 ASL-derived
      1 Artistic/LGPL
      1 Apacheish
      1 Aladdin Free Public License, Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd
      1 3DFX GLIDE Source Code General Public License

-- 
José Abílio


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