Abhishek Dasgupta wrote:
There are widely varying methods for specifying the license of a public domain package in Arch Linux. We should standardise and use one of them. Some packages use
- 'Public Domain' (unclutter, python-webpy)
- 'PD' (ttf-mph-2b-damase)
- I think some packages might also be using 'none'. I saw one package using 'custom:public' (shuffle)
Also, there is the question of whether we should have public domain declarations for each package in /usr/share/licenses or put a public domain declaration in /usr/share/licenses/common and refer to that.
I think it should just be 'custom'. There is no single public domain license so they also should be included in /usr/share/license/$pkgname.