[haiku] Re: Haiku package freedom.

  • From: Chris Andrew <cjhandrew@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 20:49:23 +0000


This looks very encouraging.

Do all Haiku packages have the following layout?

1       Package:        libsdl
2       Version:        1.2.14
3       Copyright:      1997-2009 Sam Lantinga
4       License:        LGPL v2.1
5       URL:    http://www.libsdl.org/


2009/10/29 Chris Andrew <cjhandrew@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Thanks, Scott; I'll have a look at the link.
> Much appreciated.
> Chris.
> 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:
> http://www.getgnulinux.org/

Reasons why you may want to try GNU/Linux:


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