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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Questions about licenses
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 14:10:30
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Questions about licenses by Patrick Lauer
1 On Wed, 2005-06-15 at 13:44 +0200, Patrick Lauer wrote:
2 > > Do we only add those licenses to define valid names for the LICENSE
3 > > variable?
4 > AFAIK the license variable is not really used (someone correct me if I'm mistakne, please)
6 It is used by some games ebuilds, for sure.
8 > > What about all these /usr/share/doc/*/COPYING* files? Are they
9 > > necessary if all licenses are in licenses/ ?
10 > See first point. You want to read the license _before_ installing stuff
12 Actually, I can see the point in not needing to copy these files, as the
13 license is already specified in the ebuild and should be available in
14 $PORTDIR/licenses, so this is a redundancy.
16 --
17 Chris Gianelloni
18 Release Engineering - Strategic Lead/QA Manager
19 Games - Developer
20 Gentoo Linux


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Questions about licenses Maurice van der Pot <griffon26@g.o>