[arch-dev-public] GPL v3

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Jul 12 18:34:50 EDT 2007

Jan de Groot schrieb:
> Extend it with a check for custom, then grab the license file
> from /usr/share/licences. Think all of this can be implemented with 5
> lines of bash code.

Right now, we can't do that because a package may have put the license
anywhere or specify an invalid license.
And the point is not that I can view licenses on my system, but that
they are easily available to any user. Writing a bash script or looking
it up by hand is not what I call "easily available".

What is the license field worth if we don't associate it with a specific
license file?

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