Re: [alpine-user] What / Where is the License?
That makes sense! If there was an official page describing the license
situation, that would be perfect. Something companies can point their legal
departments to if/when asked about it.
In the meantime we can use the command. Thanks guys.
On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 9:13 AM William Pitcock <nenolod_at_dereferenced.org>
> On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Brent Shaffer <betterbrent_at_google.com>
> > 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
> > 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 - 18:20:45 GMT