Matthew Miller wrote:
On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 04:38:16PM +0100, Björn Persson wrote:
> 2: When a package has a list of authors separate from the license file,
> should that list also be tagged as a license file, or is it considered
> regular documentation? It seems to me that *who* gives out a license is
> important information that belongs together with the license.
With a big "I'm not Fedora Legal" disclaimer, I think the answer here
is really... it depends.
The intent here is primarily to make it possible to exclude bulky
documentation for containers and other space-constrained installations
while keeping legally-required license statements in place. Authorship
files may or may not be part of that.
Then I suppose I should ask Fedora Legal, so I'm CCing the legal list.
If it were a legal requirement, then I suppose it would also apply when
the author's name is written in a README file together with a lot of
I don't remember seeing any explicit requirement to include a separate
file with a list of authors. It just feels weird to have a license
without a licensor. There are some licenses that contain phrases like
"the above copyright notice", but in those cases it's in the same file.