[Rubygems-developers] [Fwd: rubygems license?]

Jim Weirich jim at weirichhouse.org
Mon Feb 13 20:41:08 EST 2006

I'm forwarding this to the RubyGems mailing list.  The question is what 
license covers RubyGems.  I don't think we ever explicitly stated, but 
since our intention was to eventually be included as part of the Ruby 
distro, I am suggesting we use the same terms as Ruby (e.g. choice of 
either the Ruby license or GPL).


Other than setup.rb (which is under the LGPL), the only other file with 
an explicit copyright notice (that I've seen) is Mauricio's package.rb 
file.  It refers the reader to a LICENSE.txt file which is not part of 
RubyGems, so I'm unclear what terms Mauricio intended.  So, this 
question is direct to Mauricio regarding the package.rb file, would the 
terms mentioned above be acceptable to you?

-- Jim Weirich    jim at weirichhouse.org     http://onestepback.org
"Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it." -- Donald Knuth (in a memo to Peter van Emde Boas)
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