LICENSE questions

Eitan Adler lists at
Mon Oct 3 12:34:56 UTC 2016

On 3 October 2016 at 05:31, Montgomery-Smith, Stephen
<stephen at> wrote:
> On 10/02/2016 05:27 PM, Eitan Adler wrote:
>> On 2 October 2016 at 14:44, Montgomery-Smith, Stephen
>> <stephen at> wrote:
>>> So I have a couple of ports, science/cdf and graphics/opendx, which have
>>> licenses I can't find in Mk/  How do I set LICENSE in
>>> those ports?
>> The other answers are correct. If the license is standard (listed
>> here: we should add it to the main
>> database.
>>> An even tougher one is math/octave-forge-optim, where each individual
>>> file has its own license.
>> A "custom" license that merely states to check the distfiles should be
>> sufficient.
> How about a meta port, whose dependencies all have different licenses?
> Something similar?

meta-ports shouldn't define a license at all. I'm not sure we have a
way to shut the warnings up though.

Eitan Adler

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