On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 5:12 PM, Mounir Lamouri<volk...@gentoo.org> wrote:

> It's even worst when we try to use ACCEPT_LICENSE to have a free
> operating system.

FWIW: Given the state of ebuilds, I think this should never be
attempted unless the user knows it may not be accurate[1]. We should
not attempt to guarantee such statement, IMO.

> LGPL-2.1 is free for both but LGPL-2 isn't and we can suppose, most
> LGPL-2 licensed packages in the tree are LGPL-2+ actually.

How are we, the non-lawyer types, suppose to know that? TBH, I don't
care and am not going to put much effort beyond reading the header of
COPYING or glancing at the HOMEPAGE to see what license they are
using. I think you are attempting to add much complexity to ebuilds
that will ultimately fail. Of course, you can volunteer to audit every
license and every ebuild. Thanks in advance for that =P

Thanks for putting work into making Gentoo better, I just am not
convinced on this subject.


[1]: Look at how long bug 268796 took to get resolved. 4 months,
rather quickly too. Ebuilds stated GPL-2, when they were in fact BSD,
GPL-3, LGPL-2.

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