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Hi, how do others handle open source licence compliance when building
some base system using gentoo?
In particular I guess simply capturing the ebuilds is not sufficient and
it's necessary to capture and distribute all the source and patch files
used to create a build. The emerge tool doesn't obviously give a way to
capture this stuff. I looked in the eclasses, particularly the epatch
file and I'm not clear that I can easily hook into that.
At the moment I'm using a bashrc file to grab everything from the build
directory. This seems reasonably robust for source files. However, for
patches I have considered creating a fake patch utility which would
record all the files it operates on. Any other suggestions? Perhaps
catalyst already has done something like that - not familiar with it though?
Whilst the above is largely targeting GPL type licences, are there other
things I should consider for other licences? Other things I need to
ensure I distribute for GPL? Any pointers to (simple) documentation on
how one can be a compliant open source citizen..?