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From: Richard Yao <ryao@×××××××××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: Alexis Ballier <aballier@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Relicensing sys-freebsd/* under the BSD-2 license
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:09:02
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Relicensing sys-freebsd/* under the BSD-2 license by Richard Yao
1 On 03/30/12 13:52, Richard Yao wrote:
2 > I want sys-freebsd/virtio-kmod to be BSD-2 licensed, but I do not expect
3 > the version that enters the portage tree to be BSD-2 licensed unless
4 > people clarify that it is okay to license ebuilds under something other
5 > than the GPL-2.
7 To clarify, I would like the upstream developers to consider
8 improvements in Gentoo/FreeBSD for inclusion to make collaboration
9 easier. I view the GPL-2 to be an issue, particularly because I had to
10 ask naota for permission to contribute his improvement to an ebuild I
11 wrote to the upstream developers.
13 I do not expect the upstream maintainers to familiarize themselves with
14 the intricacies of what they can take and what they cannot take, so I
15 would prefer to relicense all ebuilds in sys-freebsd/* under the terms
16 of the BSD-2 license.
18 It is much easier to say to the upstream developers that everything in
19 portage's sys-freebsd/* category is available to them under the license
20 that they use than it is expect them to learn a list of rules.


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