Adding licensing info to my ports: some questions
nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net
Tue Jan 17 00:59:37 UTC 2012
I'm about to add licensing info to all my 25 ports. I hoped that a
chapter dedicated to licensing issues would appear in the Porters
Handbook, but since this hasn't happened so far, I decided to try
Here are my questions; sorry if some of them are already answered in
1) Will licensing section ever appear in the Porters Handbook? :-)
2) Should I mark the ports that explicitly state "X11" with "MIT"?
3) Intentionally no difference between 2- and 3-clause BSD?
4) How should I state eg. "LGPL21 or any later version" or "GPL2
only i.e. no later version"?
5) What if licensing info differs for entire source file and actually
installed files? In textproc/kmfl-sil-ezra source file, the font is
licensed OFL and the keyboard layout X11; the port installs only
keyboard layout. Should I state just "MIT" in the Makefile?
6) I need three new items added to the licenses database because they
should be considered as 'known' licenses and thus belonging to the
'Case 1' in bsd.licenses.mk. There are: Common Public License, SIL
Open Font License and Public Domain [non-license]. I'd gladly
submit a PR, but I'd appreciate if someone could check this first,
especially _LICENSE_GROUPS_* including COPYFREE status.
_LICENSE_NAME_CPL= Common Public License
As for this license, the software in question (textproc/teckit)
is licensed "GLPLv2.1+ or CPLv0.5+". However, the CPL version
approved on gnu.org, used in NetBSD... is 1.0. Should we make
any difference between CPL versions because of this? Or just to
(Btw, the Wikipedia article on CPL states that this license is
OSI-approved, but I can't find it here:
_LICENSE_NAME_OFL= SIL Open Font License
_LICENSE_GROUPS_OFL= FSF OSI
_LICENSE_NAME_PD= Public Domain
_LICENSE_GROUPS_PD= FSF GPL
Many thanks in advance,
Nikola Lečić = Никола Лечић
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