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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
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 19:13:34
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Relicensing sys-freebsd/* under the BSD-2 license by Ulrich Mueller
1 On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o> wrote:
2 > Ebuilds in the Portage tree must be licensed under the GPL. This is
3 > part of the Gentoo Social Contract [1], so I guess it won't change
4 > anytime soon.
5 >
6 > And IMHO, we would be ill-advised to allow different licenses for
7 > ebuilds in the tree, because that would imply that we cannot copy code
8 > from one ebuild to another (or from ebuild to eclass) any more.
9 >
11 Speaking as an individual trustee, I tend to agree.
13 If there are specific pains associated with not being able to submit
14 patches upstream or such, please do point them out and I'm sure we'll
15 consider what can be done to accommodate this. However, if this
16 really is a one-off situation then we're probably better-off if we
17 just ask individual contributors to re-license when needed.
19 I'd think the only thing in the portage tree upstream would be
20 interested in would be patches (including sed operations).
22 Rich


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Relicensing sys-freebsd/* under the BSD-2 license Richard Yao <ryao@×××××××××××××.edu>