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Re: Is there a list contains all debian packages and it's license ?




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On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 04:05:49PM +0800, Yanhao Mo wrote:

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> Nothing, I was just curious. :P

Not a readymade solution, but perhaps a lead to follow: package copyright
info is supposed to be in a file debian/copyright within the package source
archive[1]. I don't know at the moment whether this info percolates to
the package binary when building.

Note that one specific difficulty is that a package may consist of several
parts, all of them licensed differently.

There'san effort underway to make this license info machine readable [2]

Hope that helps to get you started

Cheers


[1] A debian source package is, basically, the original source hierarchy
   (aka "upstream") augmented by one subdirectory at top level, named
   "debian", containing debian specific patches, build recipes and all
   kind of debian specific metadata (dependency info, whatnot).
   This debian subdir is distributed as a separate .tar.gz
   cf. https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-handbook/sect.source-package-structure.en.html

[2] https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/

- -- tomás
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