[Fedora-legal-list] Some licenses which need checking
Paul W. Frields
stickster at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 12:59:13 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 15:38 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Ancillary question:
> (5) If it turns out that some files aren't safe to distribute, do I
> need to remove them from the source tarball, and if so how? Do I have
> to prepare my own tarball and host it too?
You can do the fllowing:
1. Extract the files from the tarball.
2. Create a shell script which removes the questionable files from the
3. Create a new tarball with an appropriate name
4. Replace the old source tarball:
$ make FILES="foobar-1.2-nouni.tar.gz2" new-sources
5. Add and commit the shell script to CVS.
You can see an example of this in my packaging of drivel, which removes
an MD5 implementation that was using the Aladdin Software License. That
license is incompatible with the GPL code used in the rest of that
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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