Re: dpkg/license related proposal
On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 02:57:00PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 02:48:46PM -0500, Amy Fong wrote:
> > 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
> > taken.
> I don't like the idea of forcing people to look at licenses for stuff in
> main (perhaps non-free or contrib, but not main).
not in contrib also cause everything in contrib have to be free
and if something is free to use althru not to modify or distribution
forcing user to read it is also stupid cause if someone wants do modify it
he will read license