On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Brent Shaffer <betterbrent_at_google.com> wrote:
> I must be going crazy. On the about page, FAQ, and in the source code, I
> cannot find any recording of what the LICENSE is for Alpine Linux. Is this
> intentional, or am I missing something?
Linux distributions are combined works, and therefore the 'license' is
a combination of all software packages installed on the system.
You can ask apk to tell you what licenses apply to your installation:
apk info | xargs apk info -q --license | sort | uniq
While I understand that this isn't a good answer for a lawyer, it is
unfortunately, the actually correct answer.
We could, and probably should, add a page to the alpine website
explaining how licensing applies to a distribution, as this comes up a
Something like https://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/
would be a
reasonable starting point for inspiration.
Received on Mon Oct 30 2017 - 11:13:34 UTC