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Bug 684092 - Add freedist to the BINARY-REDISTRIBUTABLE license group
Summary: Add freedist to the BINARY-REDISTRIBUTABLE license group
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Profiles (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Licenses team
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-04-22 09:07 UTC by Ulrich Müller
Modified: 2019-04-22 17:05 UTC (History)
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Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2019-04-22 09:07:53 UTC
"freedist" is a catch-all for simple licenses that allow free redistribution, and therefore it should be added to the BINARY-REDISTRIBUTABLE license group.

NB, licenses that impose additional restrictions on redistribution shouldn't be subsumed under freedist, in the first place.
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2019-04-22 17:05:01 UTC
commit de72596363bdfc9576b0550b19e1f9ef337edf7e
Author: Robin H. Johnson <>
Date:   Mon Apr 22 08:33:57 2019 -0700

    license_groups: add freedist to @BINARY-REDISTRIBUTABLE
    As discussed in #gentoo-releng on 2019/04/22.
    The freedist catch-all license:
    - permits distribution
    - does not require explicit approval
    - does not restrict cost of redistribution
    Signed-off-by: Robin H. Johnson <>