#205 Please distribute license.txt with the tarball

closed-fixed
nobody
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5
2009-07-18
2009-01-02
Nikolay
No

Part of the fedora guideline for packaging is that every package must provide some file with it's license.
Up until b8 there was a license.txt in the root of the tarball. Please provide it again.

Discussion

  • Nikolay

    Nikolay - 2009-01-02

    To clarify the full legal text of the license must be provided by the package.

     
  • Nikolay

    Nikolay - 2009-06-09

    Any update?
    PyOpenGL has been packaged as an RPM for the Fedora Project.

    However, the distribution archive does not seem to include a copy of the full
    text(s) of the license(s) under which it is distributed.

    In general we like to include a copy of the license for programs we package,
    for the following reasons:

    * it is useful to other users who might download a tarball of your package to
    * be able to have a copy of the license at hand.
    * it ensures that the license is available offline
    * it ensures that there is no ambiguity about the license

    Although we could retrieve the source text from an alternate location and
    include that, this makes it more difficult to track changes you may make to
    the licensing in future and creates the possibility that we may inadvertently
    include an incorrect license. We very much want to avoid this.

    Therefore we would be grateful if you would consider including the full
    license text of all licenses that are applicable to the software with future
    versions.

     
  • Mike C. Fletcher

    I've added the license.txt explicitly to the set of files included in the archive (MANIFEST.in). 3.0.1 will include it.

     
  • Mike C. Fletcher

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     

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