[arch-general] Packages without license field in official repos
buchuki at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 17:28:38 EST 2008
On 26/02/2008, waldek <waldek.news at web.de> wrote:
> Aaron Griffin wrote:
> > Yes. We are aware. The simple fact is that there are lots of things to
> > change, and all of us are busy. Considering that it is VERY low
> > priority, no one has got to it.
> > You are more than welcome to submit a patch that does this if you
> > think it can be done faster.
> maybe you do it already, but just in case you don't, if you don't have time
> for tasks a "monkey" could do, maybe you could advertise it somewhere and I
> am sure there would be people willing to help.
> Since you're the Boss - delegate ;-)
I think one of the issues with licensing is not the actual "doing it"
but the fact that it would entail a new release of the package and
they don't want to force everyone to download the packages just for a
minor change in the PKGBUILD. The idea is that whenever a new version
of a package is released, the license field should be updated as well.
Slowly with rolling release, we'll end up with all packages having
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