[arch-dev-public] Updating the licenses package

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Fri Mar 30 12:41:22 EDT 2007

> > > Oh, and yet one notice: why all directories
> > > in /usr/share/licenses are capitalized (i.e. RUBY, APACHE)???
> >
> > It all started with the GPL.  There was GPL, BSD, ... APACHE should
> > have been APL (I thought that's how I did it originally...).
> >
> > Almost all of the licenses have a shortened form.
> >
> > What do you suggest?
> I feel like people understand GPL, LGPL, BSD just fine. But I would
> have no idea what APL was until you told me, that just isn't a common
> way to refer to it. The question is- what do people put in the license
> field when it is an Apache license? We should have consistancy there-
> a license name should be identical to the license reference.


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