Re: Purpose of licensing info
Peter Williams <peter.williams@...>
The license of a license file is not necessarily the license definedtoggle quoted message Show quoted text
in that file. For example, if the file COPYING contains the text of
the GPL-v2 its license should be
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of
this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
because that is license under which the fsf allows copying the text of
We could add a new property for license files to indicate the
license(s) they define/provide, separate from the license under which
they may be copied. Doing so would allow a transitivity approach.
On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 11:30 PM, dmg <dmg@...> wrote:
From the point of view of maintenance of SPDX files, it would be