The "no-source-code" license label is intended only to be used as a qualifier to an otherwise free license. For example, a binary-only package distributed under the BSD license should have LICENSE="BSD no-source-code", in order to mask it for users with ACCEPT_LICENSE="-* @FREE".
- With a non-free license, the "no-source-code" qualifier is redundant.
- The "no-source-code" label must never be used on its own.
Previous discussion in gentoo-dev:
@Licenses team: I suggest clarifying licenses/no-source-code as follows:
-The "no-source-code" license label must never be used on its own, but
-only along with the license under which the package is distributed.
+Note to developers: The "no-source-code" license label must never be
+used on its own, but only along with the license under which the
+package is distributed. It should only be used together with licenses
+that would qualify as free when used for source code.