Make license/licenses field mandatory
darix at web.de
Fri Oct 14 20:44:06 EDT 2011
On 2011-10-14 14:05:14 -0700, Erik Hollensbe wrote:
> Top-posting hoooooooooooooo
> Ok guys, let's think about this from a simple logistics standpoint.
> Neither Eric or Nick are qualified to make legal judgments on, well,
> anything as far as I'm aware of. That means RubyCentral is going to
> need a full-time lawyer, or more like an army of them, to police the
> 100,000+ gems that are out there.
> Maybe if one of you wants to foot the bill? Remember, in the United
> States it is *ILLEGAL* to dispense legal advice unless you are a
> licensed lawyer.
who said that ... all we want is 2 things:
1. optional have a license tag in the gem spec and warn when there is
2. if people use a license tag, use the same shortnames that the linux
foundation defined.  no need to invent new tags now.
if some dev puts the wrong license on something or later on mixes
incompatible licenses that is out of the scope.
 http://spdx.org/licenses/ (yes i know the site is down for maintenance atm)
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