[arch-dev-public] License cleanup
dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 16:15:47 EDT 2007
On 8/3/07, Andrew Fyfe <andrew at neptune-one.net> wrote:
> Travis Willard wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> > You may have noticed I added license information to a handful (~27ish)
> > packages in [extra] - this email is just to keep you informed as to
> > what I'm doing.
> > Right now, I'm just adding license fields where I can. For many of
> > them, I'm simply searching Gentoo's package search and adding the
> > licenses that come up there. If the package in question isn't in
> > Gentoo's tree, I've been looking at the website and downloading
> > sources. For custom licenses, I'm even adding the command at the end
> > of the build() function to install the license to the proper directory.
> > What I'm NOT doing:
> > . Rebuilding any of these packages - I doubt users would appreciate
> > needing to redownload their whole systems to get updated license
> > information only.
> > . Updating any of these packages to newest version - I've already come
> > across a couple that are definitively out of date, one whose sources I
> > couldn't even download to add the proper license-installation
> > instruction into the build() method. I'm not updating these - the
> > point of what I'm doing is to add licenses, not make our entire repo
> > uptodate. Maybe that'll come later. ;)
> > In any case, I think I'm done for tonight; I'm feeling pretty tired. If
> > anyone wants to join me in this crusade, check out my thread entitled
> > "Useful Scripts", grab the script that checks for bad licenses, and
> > give it a run in your cvs dir for extra or unstable or community
> > (making sure to run cvs update first!) - that'll give you a niiiice
> > long list of packages that need tending to.
> > --
> > Travis
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> Attached is a patch for each repo, they mainly contain
> - typo fixes
> - Artistic => PerlArtistic
> - zlib => custom:zlib
> - license="..." => license=(...) (aesthetic, but the license field
> should be a bash array)
> The patches can be applied with `patch -Np1` (-Np2 for
> repo-current.patch) from /var/abs.
Did anyone act on this? Doesn't seem like there is reason not to patch
in some licenses stuff.
If no one speaks up I guess it gets assigned to me.
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