Contributing license information?

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Oct 25 13:51:00 GMT 2011

On Oct 25 12:00, 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
> >anyway.
> >
> >
> >Corinna
> >
> 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 instead of creating a new package?

Sure, why not, if that's ok with David.  You can also rip out the
usr/share/doc/common-licenses directory from base-files and create
a licenses package with all licenses.  Just as you two want it.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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