Changeset 55459 for trunk/doc-new


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Timestamp:
Aug 11, 2009, 6:13:17 AM (10 years ago)
Author:
snc@…
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add basic ideas for licenses -- keep commented out until such policy is formed

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  • trunk/doc-new/guide/xml/portfiledev.xml

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    140140      </listitem>
    141141
     142<!--
     143      <listitem>
     144          <para>Port license</para>
     145
     146        <para>A port's license indicates the class of license employed by the
     147        owner. Setting this signals the main intentions of the license with
     148        respect to binary and source distribution. It is presently only for
     149        informational purposes and MacPorts does not distribute binaries.</para>
     150
     151        <itemizedlist>
     152          <listitem>
     153            <para><varname>GPL</varname> – signifies the requirements of GNU
     154            General Public    License; the source be available in the same place
     155            as the binary.</para>
     156
     157            <para><varname>LGPL</varname> – use this for the GNU Lesser General
     158            Public License,    which mandates that    the source and binary are
     159            available in the same place.</para>
     160
     161            <para><varname>BSD</varname> – covering the original and new BSD
     162            license as well as MIT and Apache; these licenses allow for optional
     163            inclusion of source code.</para>
     164
     165            <para><varname>Artistic</varname> – aptly named to indicate the
     166            Artistic license and derivatives.</para>
     167
     168            <para><varname>Artistic-GPL</varname> – dual-licensed under the
     169            Artistic and GPL licenses.</para>
     170
     171            <para><varname>/GFDL</varname> and <varname>/LDP</varname> – these
     172            suffixes indicate that the documentation provided is under the GNU
     173            Free Documentation License or the Linux Documentation Project</para>
     174
     175            <para><varname>RESTRICT</varname> – when the licenses are
     176            restrictive.</para>
     177
     178            <para><varname>RESTRICT-EYESONLY</varname> – if the license does not
     179            permit distribution.</para>
     180
     181            <para><varname>PUBLIC</varname> – the code is not copyrighted:
     182            anyone can do anything</para>
     183          </listitem>
     184        </itemizedlist>
     185      </listitem>
     186-->
    142187      <listitem>
    143188        <para>Port maintainers</para>
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