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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: Clarifying some licensing issues for Apache developers
Date Sun, 14 Mar 2004 00:58:33 GMT
On Fri, 12 Mar 2004, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> FYI, Gumpy (the python version of gump) is currently checking for the
> existance of the license file in all packages.
> It would be possible and rather simple to add a list of identifiers for
> the various licenses (maybe using the OSI urls as URIs?) to the project
> metadata descriptors in the gump repository and then write a rule engine
> that identifies potential legal issues with the combination of those
> identifiers.

Some sort of automated system for checking things sounds really cool,
actually.  Once policy is defined and accepted.  :)


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