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Bug 426166 - sys-process/anacron's LICENSE variable does not reflect init script
Summary: sys-process/anacron's LICENSE variable does not reflect init script
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal QA (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Proxy_Maintainers if you want to take care of it
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Blocks: init-script-license
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Reported: 2012-07-11 17:30 UTC by Ian Stakenvicius
Modified: 2019-03-29 13:06 UTC (History)
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Description Ian Stakenvicius gentoo-dev 2012-07-11 17:30:51 UTC
The init script(s) provided in FILESDIR for sys-process/anacron has a license of GPL-2 but GPL-2 isn't within the LICENSE variable of the ebuild(s):

files/anacron.rc6 has license line:
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
... and is used by the following ebuilds:
anacron-2.3-r2.ebuild:LICENSE="as-is"

There are two options here -- either LICENSE in the ebuilds should be appended with GPL-2 to cover the init script, or the init script should be relicensed so that it is covered by current LICENSE (this one is probably the preferred resolution).  See also bug 425702 .
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2015-08-10 07:15:25 UTC
feel free to make any change to LICENSE in cron packages