Should I be adding LICENSE info to my ports?

Sahil Tandon sahil at
Wed Jan 26 03:46:41 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 16:17:29 -0800, Charlie Kester wrote:

> Today on FreshPorts I see some bulk commits adding LICENSE info to 40+
> ports. And I've noticed LICENSE being added in many other recent
> commits.

Right, ehaupt@ updated several of his ports to include LICENSE.

> But I still don't see anything in the Porter's Handbook about how
> maintainers should use this infrastructure in their ports.  I thought
> we were waiting on the Handbook, but it seems a lot of people are
> proceeding without it.  Should I do likewise?

It's entirely up to you; no requirement.

> (There are now enough examples out there that I *think* I can figure
> what to do...)

Also be sure to review

Sahil Tandon <sahil at>

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