LICENSE: base-files and use of CC0 - public domain

Jari Aalto
Thu Oct 25 23:27:00 GMT 2012

2012-10-26 00:20 David Sastre Medina

On 2012-10-25 23:20, David Sastre Medina wrote:
| >
| Most probably, a wrong assumption on my side.

No worries, it caught my attention as it was an unusual choice, considering
the existing licencing policy in Open Source software projects.

| License in the base-files package contents.
| What would be more appropriate? GPLv3?

The relevant[1] big ones are GPL, BSD-2-clause, MIT and Apache. Trying to
avoid license fragmentation is always a good move.

I'll provide you a patch against Github to switch to GPL-3+.

Thank you for your work on improving the base-files project,

[1] For interested, the official license abbreviations are maintained
    at the Linux Foundation SPDX Open Source License Registry

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