On 01/30/2010 01:21 AM, Jon Stanley wrote:
I'm running into an interesting problem with PHP PEAR channel
definition licensing. All that this really is is an XML file that
defines where to get the channel, etc, similar to a yum repo
The problem is that there is no copyright specified for this file.
Looking at other review requests, it looks like either the license
field was pulled out of thin air with no explanation, or they used the
license of the PHP modules distributed by the channel. This approach
seems wrong to me, as there could obviously be modules covered by
several different licenses.
At a more basic level, is such a file a even a copyrightable work? I
don't believe so, because it contains no creative expression
whatsoever - it's just metadata
I'm going to say that the work you're describing is not copyrightable,
thus, we don't need to worry too much about it being unlicensed.