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Re: etags licence?

From: Christian Faulhammer
Subject: Re: etags licence?
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 08:21:48 +0200

Glenn Morris <address@hidden>:

> Glenn Morris wrote:
> >> string "GPL-3 FDL-1.2 BSD" means that all of the contents of the
> >> package are available under at least one of those licenses.
> > Some comments:
> [...]
> Following up to myself... It depends what that string is supposed to
> mean. If it does mean: "every file in this package is under one or
> more of these licenses", then it isn't even true as it stands, thanks
> to the other exceptions I mentioned.

 It means: "The files that will get installed by this ebuild are
licensed under one of the following conditions".  It is not important if
ctags is not considered part of Emacs, as long as the Emacs ebuild will
install it.  The LICENSE tag is there to let users filter by license so
they don't accidentally install non-free software, which is a feature
to be implemented though by the Gentoo package manager.

> The copyright and license information for every file in Emacs is
> clearly stated in the file itself or a README (AFAIK, please report
> any exceptions!) so the fine detail is all there if people want that
> level of information.

 The tag is there to give the user or package manager an overview
before he actually can read the files himself.


Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
<URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode


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