[haiku] Re: Haiku package freedom.

  • From: Chris Andrew <cjhandrew@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 20:41:51 +0000

Thanks, Scott; I'll have a look at the link.

Much appreciated.


2009/10/29 scott mc <scottmc2@xxxxxxxxx>:
>> 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:
> http://ports.haiku-files.org/changeset/430
> 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.
> -scottmc

Reasons why you may want to try GNU/Linux:


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