[haiku] Re: Haiku package freedom.

  • From: scott mc <scottmc2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:38:55 -0700

> Given that licensing can be sooo diverse and complicated, I'm not sure
> that this is the best approach. Do you have a sample
> .OptionalPackageDescription file, so I can see what it looks like? I'm
> going to do a proper Haiku install tomorrow as have just done LiveCD,
> so far.  Myself and potentially many many GNU/Linux supporters would
> be happy to use Haiku, but the FSF angle has to be sorted.  If we can
> sort that now, it should make life much easier.

Here's some example .OptionalPackageDescription files that I recently
checked into HaikuPorts:
In Haiku if you click on the blue leaf/feather button, and then About
This System, it will bring up About This System.  Scroll way down to
where it lists the included copyrights, for most of the pacakges
listed you'll see the licenses listed, these are usually clickable and
will bring up a StyledEdit window with the text of the license.  This
is driven by the license line in the .OPD files.


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