LICENSE questions

Mathieu Arnold mat at
Tue Oct 4 12:15:32 UTC 2016

Le 04/10/2016 à 14:03, Montgomery-Smith, Stephen a écrit :
> On 10/04/2016 06:47 AM, Mathieu Arnold wrote:
>> Le 04/10/2016 à 09:29, Eitan Adler a écrit :
>>> On 4 October 2016 at 00:25, Mathieu Arnold <mat at> wrote:
>>>> Le 04/10/2016 à 03:58, Montgomery-Smith, Stephen a écrit :
>>>>> Could we use USES=metaport to suppress these messages?
>>>> Suppress what messages ?
>>> 115 .if defined(LICENSE)
>>> 119 .else
>>> 120 DEV_WARNING+=   "Please set LICENSE for this port"
>>> 121 .endif
>> Mmmm, this is a warning, not an error, it tells you "dude, maybe you
>> need to do this".
>> I don't see a good reason to complicate the logic more.
> Because naive port maintainers like myself might think they should add a
> LICENSE to any metaport they happen to own.
> One of the issues I have with LICENSE is that I don't see anything about
> it in the porters handbook.  Otherwise that would be an excellent place
> to tell maintainers of metaports not to license them.

Nobody stepped up to write a LICENSE section. I started writing but it is crappy.

> Also the tone is quite commanding.  If it said "Consider setting LICENSE
> for this port", that would be more acceptable.  Really, I think it
> should say "Please set LICENSE for this port, unless this is a metaport".

Feel free to make the message better, it is in Mk/

Mathieu Arnold

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