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Re: Copyright Question



On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 23:52:36 +0000 Rich Walker wrote:

> Would it make sense to add a License: field to the status information
> available to dpkg?

IMHO, no.
Because the Freeness status of a package is far more complex than a
single license name.

Many times you have works under different licenses packaged together.
Then there are additional permissions (or restrictions!) that go beyond
standard licenses.
Awkward licenses that have no name at all.
Actively enforced software patents to cope with.
<insert_your_favorite_legal_issue_here>


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