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Re: [alpine-user] What / Where is the License?

From: Brent Shaffer <betterbrent_at_google.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:20:45 +0000

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.

- Brent

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 9:13 AM William Pitcock <nenolod_at_dereferenced.org>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 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
> lot.
> Something like https://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/ would be a
> reasonable starting point for inspiration.
>
> William
>



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