On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 4:29 PM, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
If a subpackage is dependent (either implicitly or explicitly) upon a
base package (where a base package is defined as a resulting binary
package from the same source RPM which contains the appropriate
license texts as %doc), it is not necessary for that subpackage to
also include those license texts as %doc.
However, if a subpackage is independent of any base package (it does
not require it, either implicitly or explicitly), it must include
copies of any license texts (as present in the source) which are
applicable to the files contained within the subpackage.
What if the large base package requires a tiny subpackage?
For instance, package A has a small A-plugins subpackage and a small
A-fonts subpackage which carries only two fonts. Both the A-plugins
and the A-fonts subpackages can be used by other software (independent
of A), but the main A package needs these subpackages for its own
functionality, hence the base package A requires these subpackages.
Given that the subpackages carry the same license with the base
package A, what package or packages should carry the license file?
PS: Congrats to everyone who read and understood the question.