Make license/licenses field mandatory

Nick Quaranto nick at quaran.to
Wed Oct 12 13:43:50 EDT 2011


I bet this might cut down on delete requests we get too, since someone
pushing an internal gem may opt to not have a license. Then again, authors
of the popular gem generators (say, Bundler) may set the default to an OSS
license, making the check moot anyway :(
On Oct 12, 2011 1:19 PM, "Jim Weirich" <jim.weirich at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is a good idea as long as it is mandatory at the gem creation time,
> not at the gem usage time.
>
> On Oct 12, 2011, at 9:54 AM, Pavol Rusnak wrote:
>
> > Hi all!
> >
> > I'd like to propose making license/licenses field mandatory. While doing
> > rubygem packages for Linux distributions we have to deal with licenses a
> > lot and currently not having a license field in gemspec is the only
> > thing stopping us from doing automated packaging. One has to unpack the
> > gem, search for the license text and change the field by hand. If these
> > fields were mandatory (i.e. one or the other), it would make the whole
> > process much easier. In my opinion the license is very important aspect
> > of the gem similarly important as its name and I think also non-Linux
> > parts of Ruby ecosystem would benefit from that change. What do you
> think?
> >
> > --
> > Best Regards / S pozdravom,
> >
> > Pavol RUSNAK                                       SUSE LINUX, s.r.o
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