Licensing Guidelines Update - Please Read

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at
Thu Jul 8 13:46:16 UTC 2010

On 07/08/2010 03:44 AM, Caolán McNamara wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-07-07 at 16:29 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
>> Basically, what this means is this: If you maintain a package, and that
>> package generates subpackages, then each subpackage must either include
>> a copy of the appropriate licensing texts (as available in the source),
>> or it must Require (either implicitly or explicitly) another subpackage
>> which does include the appropriate licensing texts.
> Is there any point in say, splitting a package into an additional
> -licence/-doc subpackage and adding Requires on that from the other
> subpackages ?

That is certainly your choice as a package maintainer, but I'm not going
to say that you _MUST_ do that. I'm not advocating making the dependency
chain any longer or more complex. :)


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