Ubuntu Software Store: What it does, and how you can help

Robbie Williamson robbie at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 10 17:55:04 BST 2009

On 09/10/2009 10:14 AM, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> Currently, however, there is no way for the Store to tell whether an
> arbitrary package in an arbitrary repository has a free or proprietary
> license. debian/copyright isn't machine-readable, and isn't included in
> Packages.gz anyway. We can assume that everything in Main (except
> Firefox and Thunderbird) has a free license, and that everything on
> archive.canonical.com has a proprietary license, but that's about it.
> It would be cool if Debian and Ubuntu packagers could work together to
> address this in the Packages.gz format.

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