Snap package licenses
gustavo.niemeyer at canonical.com
Tue Jan 31 16:43:35 UTC 2017
That's an interesting idea. Is there a known repository for license texts
which are not standard? I see SPDX uses a LicenseRef-<ID> kind of
reference, but it's not clear what that is referencing. Just another field
inside the XML in the case of AppStream, I suppose?
On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 9:58 PM, Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 5:35 PM, Mark Shuttleworth <mark at ubuntu.com>
> > We should allow a plaintext field there for this situation. Yes, go
> > ahead with "Other open source".
> It would probably make sense to support SPDX license tags and
> expressions. This is used in AppStream, so a great amount of
> software is already classified in this manner. Furthermore, openSUSE
> uses SPDX tags for their license metadata for packages, and Debian
> uses a subset of it as part of the copyright file structure in Debian
> Source Control packaging.
> While we in Fedora use our own license tag list that predates SPDX
> (used by a great deal of Linux distributions), we maintain a mapping
> to SPDX for AppStream support.
> Having verifiable license information (either Fedora style or SPDX
> style) is also useful for ensuring things are "compatible" or
> "desired" on a system, depending on whatever preference you may have.
> : https://spdx.org/licenses/
> : https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:Main#Software_License_List
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