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Re: Contributing license information?

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Oct 20 14:48, Luke Kendall wrote:
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Aug 19 11:09, Luke Kendall wrote:
Soon, I will have prepared a list of the location of every license
file in every Cygwin package.  My motivation is to make it easy for
people to find the license information, if they need it.

(Preparing this information has required a lot of work on my part,
so I would be happy if something could be done to make it easy to
keep the information up to date as packages are added and modified.)

What is the best way to contribute the license-location information
so it can be integrated into Cygwin?
Just create a new package for the distro which keeps the information
and maintain it.  Somebody will have to keep the information up to date


Is usr/share/doc/common-licenses/ within the "base-files" package,
supposed to be the place where all license information is collected?
Should I just use that?

It's a good place for this, yes.

I only today noticed

I believe usr/share/doc/common-licenses/ lists many licenses that
are not used in the base-files package.

That was not the intention. The intention was to collect licenses used by the sum of Cygwin distro packages.

Okay. So in reply to your later email, I will plan to provide the added information about licenses into the base-files package, instead of creating a new one. (I hope I have understood you correctly!)

Can I ask a related question: for the few shell scripts and /etc files provided in base-files: what license are they under? The package contains lots of licenses, as we've been discussing, but I couldn't find any indication of which license applies to the actual non-license files in base-files itself!




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