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dpkg/license related proposal

A short while ago, I was pondering on all the things that happen
consequences of people being "whatever (fill in the blanks)" of licensing
situations and I have a bit of a proposition to make.

Perhaps there chould be a field within Debian packages which specifies what
license a package is under. Before unpacking a package, dpkg checks to
see if the relevant license has been read, if not, it presents it to the
user and the user reads it and either acknowledges/accepts or rejects
it. This could be done by keeping state info on which license/version
has been read or (I think this one's better) by having each license as a
package. Obviously, if the user rejects the license, measures could be



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