Contributing license information?
Fri Oct 21 02:02:00 GMT 2011
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Oct 20 14:48, Luke Kendall wrote:
>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> On Aug 19 11:09, Luke Kendall wrote:
>>>> Soon, I will have prepared a list of the location of every license
>>>> file in every Cygwin package. My motivation is to make it easy for
>>>> people to find the license information, if they need it.
>>>> (Preparing this information has required a lot of work on my part,
>>>> so I would be happy if something could be done to make it easy to
>>>> keep the information up to date as packages are added and modified.)
>>>> What is the best way to contribute the license-location information
>>>> so it can be integrated into Cygwin?
>>> Just create a new package for the distro which keeps the information
>>> and maintain it. Somebody will have to keep the information up to date
>> Is usr/share/doc/common-licenses/ within the "base-files" package,
>> supposed to be the place where all license information is collected?
>> Should I just use that?
> It's a good place for this, yes.
>> I only today noticed
>> I believe usr/share/doc/common-licenses/ lists many licenses that
>> are not used in the base-files package.
> That was not the intention. The intention was to collect licenses
> used by the sum of Cygwin distro packages.
Okay. So in reply to your later email, I will plan to provide the added
information about licenses into the base-files package, instead of
creating a new one. (I hope I have understood you correctly!)
Can I ask a related question: for the few shell scripts and /etc files
provided in base-files: what license are they under? The package
contains lots of licenses, as we've been discussing, but I couldn't find
any indication of which license applies to the actual non-license files
in base-files itself!
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