On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 14:51 -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
On 7/27/07, Jeremy Katz <katzj(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 11:26 -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> > On 7/27/07, Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> > > # For a breakdown of the licensing, see PACKAGE-LICENSING
> > Actual would it be possible that we cut down the syntax to the following:
> > License: see PACKAGE-LICENSING
> A downside of keeping all the information in a separate file is that it
> doesn't end up in the metadata and so you have to explode out packages
> to get at it.
Well for most single license systems, i could see
License: GPLv2 see PACKAGE-LICENSING for more information
License: Complicated see PACKAGE-LICENSING for more information
License: Frickin' Complicated see PACKAGE-LICENSING for more information
License: Spot Died For This Package see PACKAGE-LICENSING for more information
This is really overloading the License field, and sadly, a
"PACKAGE-LICENSING" file wouldn't really be any more legally binding.
Don't get me wrong, I'd be tickled pink if we did this, but it would add
a LOT of overhead, unless it was automatically generated at build time
and slid into the package.